A Sandwich a Day: Chicken Francese from Rubirosa

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

How often do you eat a chicken sandwich and think, wow? Really, wow. Ever? It's a rare situation but the Chicken Francese from Rubirosa ($10) lives in that special realm. The chicken breast is first dipped in a light egg wash and flour giving it a thin coating, then is sauteed with white wine, lemon, and probably lots of butter. The butter definitely plays a role in this wow factor. It's juicy, like napkin-required juicy, but the thick loaf, which Rubirosa gets from nearby Parisi Bakery, also takes on some of the soaking duties. There's a bunch of sauteed garlic thrown onto the loaf along with finely chopped parsley.

This was one of the first sandwiches we ate in our new office neighborhood—yeah, we could get used to this area. It's easily sharable for lunch; comes with a salad, too.


235 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map); 212-965-0500

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