A really good chicken sandwich can be hard to find; so many are dry or stringy or downright boring. But great chicken—juicy, flavorful, maybe with some crisp skin in the mix—is perfect sandwich fodder. You can't really beat fried chicken on a bun, but it's just as good grilled and stacked with avocado, roasted and slicked with fat...or, well, we'll let this list of chicken sandwich stars speak for itself.
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Think about a sandwich with spicy grilled chicken, a few perky leaves of cilantro, and tiny slivers of red onion.
The #21 at Press 195, Turkey and Fontina cheese with a cranberry and roasted pear chutney ($8.75), has tender, slender cuts of turkey and a blanket of melty Fontina, with just a tart accent of cranberry chutney.
The subtle, milky flavors of fresh mozzarella can often get drowned out in the presence of more pungent bedfellows. Not so in the #19 at Park Slope's Press 195: not even roast beef, tomato, and homemade horseradish sauce ($9.25) can mute the oceans of spongy-melty mozz.
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...