Keto Club Sandwich Recipe
Just typing up this recipe is making me want a club sandwich badly. Stop dreaming of piled-high sandwiches and make this amazing Keto club sandwich recipe.
How the Club Got Its Name
There are a few theories swirling around, and the name might be tied to a social club.
One group argues that it was an invention of the Union Club in New York City. The sandwich was referenced as a “Union Club” in a publication in 1889.
Others claim the club was a product of the Saratoga Club.
Or maybe it’s a simple acronym. Think: Chicken and Lettuce Under Bread. C-L-U-B. That’s my personal favorite, so I’m going to take that as the right answer.
How Can This Be Keto?
I trust that you’ve eaten a sandwich before. And if you’re striving for ketosis, you no doubt know that club sandwiches (really any sandwiches) aren’t Keto.
Or are they?
What if you could make it so the bread wasn’t full of carbs? Generally, most things people put between their slices are Keto, so you only have to worry about the bread itself.
And the good news is you can create bread that leaves out the troublesome carbs and tastes good too.
This Keto loaf of bread recipe breaks it down, but basically, you just sub out the white flour for almond flour and whey protein powder.
You get a final product that looks like bread, tastes like bread, and serves as tasty anchors to your meaty sandwich.
Hold Up — Where’s the Mayo?
Fair enough, that’s a valid point. This recipe as written does not contain mayonnaise.
If you taste this Keto club sandwich, I’m confident you won’t find it lacking. That being said, it’s OK to add mayo so long as you’re careful about it.
Not all mayo is created equal, and not all are created Keto. Like anything, many versions have oils you don’t want to eat or unnecessary added sugar.
As long as you check your labels, you should be able to find a good option. Just be sure to add those macros to the ones budgeted for this recipe so you can stay within your daily range.
What’s With the Macros?
Macros, or macronutrients, are protein, fat, and carbs. To get to your goal weight, you should eat the right balance of them in order to stay in ketosis.
This handy Keto calculator can tell you how many macros you should eat in a day to reach your goals. I’m sure you’ll find it to be an essential tool for Keto.
We made the classic Club Sandwich: bacon, lettuce, grilled chicken and tomato. Keto perfection!
- Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C).
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken breasts until golden on both sides. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking tray and bake in the oven until cooked through with an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C), approximately 15 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing into thin strips. Season the chicken strips with salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
- While the chicken is baking in the oven, cook the bacon in the same skillet used for the chicken until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside.
- Place 4 slices of Keto bread on 4 plates.
- Place the soft lettuce leaves onto each of the 4 pieces, followed by thin slices of tomato. Top the sliced tomatoes with two pieces of bacon and the sliced chicken.
- Gently place two of the dressed sandwiches on top of the other two dressed sandwiches. Place the 5th and 6th undressed slice of bread on top of the 2 dressed sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half to make 4 triple-decker sandwiches.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Serving Size: 1/2 a club sandwich
- Calories: 656
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 59 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 26 g