Paprika chicken ciabattas

Paprika chicken ciabattas

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Turn an open sandwich into a filling and easy meal, with this fast and flavoursome recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal520
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.41g
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  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves, torn


  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally and lay each between two sheets of cling film. Bash with a rolling pin until about 1cm thick.

  2. Squeeze lemon juice over the chicken and dust with the paprika. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Lay on a hot griddle pan or barbecue and cook for 3-4 mins on each side until charred and cooked through.

  3. Halve the ciabatta horizontally and lay, cut side down, on the pan for 1 min. Mix the crushed garlic and mayonnaise, then spread over the cut side of each ciabatta half. Top with the lettuce and chicken, then season with a little salt and pepper. Cut in half to serve.

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Comments (13)

nataliemary's picture

Very easy and quick to make. Very tasty filling meal. Defo a new favorite.

katiecocopops's picture

I made this in the oven and it was fantastic. I did exactly the same as described with the chicken, but then I wrapped it in tin foil to keep the moisture in and then cooked it on 180'C for 25 minutes. I also used 3 cloves of garlic instead of one (and I crushed it and then chopped it) because I love garlic!

shantoii's picture

Was so quick and easy to do.

hankasimova's picture

Great recipe! We usually use "Smoked paprika with sweet red pepper and thyme" from Marks and Spencer and it's really delicious!! Don't be afraid of using iceberg lettuce instead of romaine lettuce (I am not sure, how it's in UK, but in CZ is iceberg lettuce more accessible).

zz_elbadawi's picture

Easy to make and soo tasty,, made it with cauliflower soup from Good Food, my husband loved it call it the meal of the season !

macker1's picture

I did this recipe the other night and it was a real success with her indoors !!! So easy to make and so tasty / tangy / terriffic !!! I couldn't get full ciabattas but Tescos had ciabatta "cobs / buns / baps " whatever...a pack of 4 square ciabatta buns each roughly equal to half a real ciabatta.
excellent recipe !
Well done BBC Good Food!

jenny3704's picture

This is absolutely gorgeous!! It is a firm favourite in our house and really easy to make! I use wholemeal baps and lighter than light mayo and I use lots of crushed garlic, I think its safe to say we never go out anywhere after eating this. I serve these with a mixture of sweet and white potato wedges and lots of salad, yummy!!!

losthemt's picture

Made these for a group of friends, cooked them on my George Foreman grill and they were absolutely great. Make more than you think because everybody will love them.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Very easy to make and looked very good too. Popular in our house.

recipeblogger's picture

Incredibly easy, with great results. The secret is the mayonnaise mixed with the crushed garlic, I think. I reviewed the recipe on my own blog.

alisoncmason's picture

Really easy to make and surprisingly tasty. Looks good too so would be good to serve to guests as a nice lunch dish.

issikle's picture

This recipe is simple, quick, easy and extremelly tasty. Made it today for the first time and my husband just could not get enough :) As I didnt have any ciabatta, I used tortillas I had in the cupboard instead. This will definitelly become a family favorite.

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