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Air fryer club sandwich

Air fryer club sandwich

This hotel classic (room service, please!) makes an ideal treat using leftover chicken or turkey. and can easily be upped to serve a crowd. Replace the cheese with half a sliced avocado for a modern, dairy-free twist.  

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  • Serves2
  • CourseLunch
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 3 slice/s thick sandwich bread (we used Toastie bread)
  • 6 rasher/s smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 medium vine tomatoes
  • 6 tsp Essential Mayonnaise
  • ½ x 1 iceberg lettuce
  • 150g leftover cooked turkey or chicken, thinly sliced
  • 4 slice/s Emmental cheese
  • salted crisps, to serve (optional)


  1. Toast the bread until golden brown (you can do this in the air fryer: put the bread on top of the rack and cook at 200ºC for 4-6 minutes, turning every minute or so). Meanwhile, lay the bacon rashers on top of the rack in the basket of the air fryer and air-fry at 200ºC for 6-8 minutes, turning them halfway, until very crisp.

  2. Slice each tomato into 4-5 slices and season (snack on the ends – chef's treat). Spread each slice of toast with 2 tsp mayonnaise. Tear the iceberg so you have 6-8 pieces about the same size as the bread. Divide the ingredients over 2 slices of toast, layering lettuce, then tomatoes, sliced chicken, bacon and cheese. Put one dressed slice on top of the other and close the sandwich with the empty slice, mayo-side down.

  3. Insert 4 toothpicks into the sandwich. Slice with a bread knife into 4 triangles and serve immediately with crisps, if liked.

Cook’s tip

If you don’t have leftovers to hand, use a rolling pin to flatten 4 medium chicken breasts (150g each) between baking parchment, until they are of even thickness. Season, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and air-fry at 180ºC for 15-18 minutes, until cooked through, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat; you can check with a meat thermometer (75ºC). Leave to rest for 10 minutes. 

Customer safety tips 

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
  • If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
  • Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber 
  • Turn food midway through cooking 
  • Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through 
  • Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
  • Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
  • Check out the FSA webpage for further advice: www.food.gov.uk


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


4,011kJ/ 963kcals



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