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Pan con Pollo Salvadoran Chicken Sandwich

This Salvadoran chicken sandwich recipe called Pan con Pollo is made using stewed chicken, bread, and fresh sliced vegetables. The chicken is stewed on the bone in a tomato sauce that tenderizes it and gives it so much flavor! Check out how to make this Salvadoran speciality below!

Chicken Ingredients – ▢1 4 lb whole chicken, jointed (bone in, skinless) – ▢¾ tsp Salt – ▢¼ cup yellow Mustard – ▢2 tsp ground Cumin – ▢½ tsp Black Pepper – ▢3 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Sauce Ingredients – 5 Roma tomatoes – ½ white onion – 2 dried Guajillo Chiles – 3 cloves Garlic – 3 Cloves – 1 tsp achiote – 2 tbsp sesame seeds – ⅓ cup almonds – 1 tsp cumin – ½ tsp oregano – 1 tsp salt – 1 cup water – 2 bay leaves

Dressing Ingredients – ¼ cup Mayonnaise – ¼ tsp ground Cumin – ⅛ tsp Black Pepper – 1 tbsp yellow mustard – 1 ½ tsp white vinegar

Marinate the chicken. 



Prepare the tomato sauce.

Heat the oil and brown the chicken. Add the tomato sauce and let it simmer for an hour. 


Debone the chicken and return the shredded chicken to the pan. 


Prepare the sandwiches - assemble the bread by slicing it in half and adding some lettuce. Add any toppings and shredded chicken.


We had extra chicken left over, so we put the leftovers in bell peppers and made stuffed peppers. The chicken leftovers would also be yummy in tacos or enchiladas.

Recipe Tip

Make sure you are very careful to remove all of the bones from the bone-in chicken pieces. You don’t want anyone choking on chicken bones!

Recipe Tip

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