Are you a patty person or a poultry person? Even beef diehards can enjoy a thick and juicy chicken sandwich every now and then -- especially at these shortlisted Seattle joints. Add some variety between your buns and opt for one of these savory, spicy, or smoky-sweet creations.
Delicatus | 103 1st Ave S | 206-623-3780
Sandwich traditionalists, progressives, and extremists are all welcome at this Pioneer Square delicatessen. Hungry crowds in search of the classics can bite into a chicken breast salad sandwich or BBQ chicken with pulled, free-range chicken braised in house sauce and topped with Muenster cheese, shaved red onions, and jalapeños. Middle-ground guests may gravitate toward the Californian (thin-sliced roasted chicken breast, chive aioli, bacon, spinach, pea sprouts, and tomato on whole wheat bread). Adventurous spirits can up the ante further with the A.L. Strong -- a heavy-hitting combination of roasted chicken breast, bacon, creamed brie, chive aioli, fresh avocado, green leaf lettuce, shaved red onion, and tomato, all served in the middle of a toasted Italian roll.
Harried & Hungry | 1415 3rd Ave | 206-264-7900
Don’t worry about your stomach growling during your next board meeting. Harried & Hungry delivers handcrafted lunchboxes and platters directly to your office or event location. Meeting-goers can specify their preferred meat or vegetarian option and enjoy a boxed lunch with a sandwich or wrap paired with a fresh cookie, Izze soda, and Tim’s chips, or a salad served with fresh, house-baked ciabatta bread and butter. The Seasonal Bird sandwich box features the cafe favorite: roast chicken thighs, provolone, charred kale, pickled fresno chili relish, and rosemary aioli on a ciabatta baguette. If you find yourself in downtown Seattle on a weekday afternoon, drop into the cafe location to pick up your new favorite.
Honest Biscuits | 1433 1st Ave | 206-682-7179
Your Pike Place Market trip is honestly not complete without a stop into this joint for a warm and fully loaded biscuit. The Oven-“Fried” Chicken features locally raised boneless breast meat, Pike Brewing Stout mustard, pickled onions, and micro arugula served on a classic buttermilk Butterhole Biscuit.
Scratch Deli | 1718 12th Ave | 206-257-4554
This food truck turned Capitol Hill brick-and-mortar builds four mean chicken sandwich varieties in between perfectly crusty Macrina Bakery bread. The Chicken Salad Sandwich is stuffed with pickles, spinach, roasted tomato, and aioli; the Chicken Banh Mi incorporates carrots, daikon, cilantro, spinach, and aioli; Chicken Pesto includes hazelnut pesto, Beecher’s cheese, Mama Lil’s peppers, spinach, and aioli; and the Buffalo Blue features chicken smothered with buffalo sauce and topped with blue cheese, bacon, Mama Lil’s, and aioli. Diners with dietary restrictions can order any sandwich atop a fresh, gluten-free Manini’s bun (which, according to Scratch's Instagram, "some claim to be the best gluten free bread on the hill!").
Shelter Lounge | Multiple locations
At Shelter’s Ballard kitchen, dig into the avocado chicken burger piled with red onion, pepper jack cheese, garlic basil mayo, and arugula (psst… we recommend adding the optional bacon, because why pass up that opportunity?). Alternatively, the Chicken Sando at the Greenlake location serves up tomato goat cheese spread, bacon, red onion, and arugula realness.
Teddy's Bigger Burgers | 6900 Greenlake Way N Unit C | 206-582-1885
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has made its way from Hawaii to Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood, and this spot is serving up chicken sandwiches alongside the restaurant’s signature ground steak burgers. In addition to the classic crispy chicken sandwich, the grilled chicken breast sandwich can be ordered plain or any of four savory and spicy styles: teriyaki, garlic, ranch, or cajun.
Uneeda Burger | 4302 Fremont Ave N | 206-547-2600
Uneeda Burger is a Fremont must-try for its signature beef patties, but what’s on the menu for chicken lovers? The spicy Up-State NY’s buffalo chicken is smothered in Frank’s RedHot and blue cheese sauce and topped with romaine and pickled onions for good measure, while the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich delivers a smoky kick with jack cheese, chipotle mayo, bacon, romaine, tomato, and red onion.
Wandering Goose | 403 15th Ave E | 206-323-9938
Where do you go for amazing fried chicken and biscuits in southern comfort style? Wandering Goose, of course! Their biscuit sandwich menu includes two very tasty chicken sandwiches: Aunt Annie's with fried chicken, bread & butter pickles, house mustard, and Heather's honey; or The Sawmill with fried chicken, sawmill gravy, and cheese. Wandering Goose's Fried Chicken Fridays are also a must - every Friday night from 5 p.m. until close, with the special of three pieces of buttermilk fried chicken and your choice of three sides.