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Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo

Oh hey, remember me?

Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo | #recipeYou may be wondering where I’ve been for days and days… Mikey and I were busy being nerds at PAX for the holiday weekend. If you’re not familiar with PAX, it’s basically a big video game expo. Since Mikey works in the industry (he makes Halo), it’s always fun to go and see friends from around the country, and all the new stuff coming to the game market. This year, we dressed up!

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You may recall me mentioning sometime last year that Mikey was making a Daft Punk helmet. Over a year later his costume finally got finished with the indispensable help of our friends, and he got to wear it to this year’s PAX! His costume was easily one of the best there (the LEDs in the helmet are controlled through a bluetooth iPhone app!), and tons and tons of people stopped him for photos!

I was a Lichtenstein-inspired pop art girl. I went with a fairly easy make-up only costume because I didn’t exactly have time to put something as amazing as Mikey’s together. I think it turned out pretty well for a last minute thing!

daft punk costumeSo yes, Mikey took Friday off for the convention (which was Friday through Monday), then his office had Tuesday and Wednesday paid time off due to desks being moved. Basically, our weekend just ended, haha. It was exhausting, but tons of fun!

But let’s talk about this sandwich!

Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo | #recipe Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo | #recipeIt’s my recreation of an amazing deli sandwich from one of my favorite places in Sarasota, Southside Deli. I actually posted the original on my Instagram a few months ago! It’s a pretty basic deli sandwich—chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato if you want—but the thing that makes it totally amazing is the Sage-Peach mayo. It’s so simple, but crazy good.

I also think you totally have to use shredded iceberg lettuce, like the original. It somehow makes it better, don’t ask me why! I also found and used the exact deli meat they used (Boar’s Head Everroast Chicken), because I’m a weirdo, and also I love Boar’s Head stuff, but I’m willing to bet that most any deli chicken would work.

Oh, and the only way this could have tasted better would be if I had used some homemade bread.

Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo | #recipe

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Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo

Yield: about 1/2 cup mayo (enough to make about 4 sandwiches)


for the Sage-Peach Mayo:

  • 1/2 cup mayo (I really love Kewpie mayo...seriously...try it!)
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp peach or peach-apricot preserves
  • salt and pepper, if desired

for the sandwiches:

  • bread
  • deli chicken
  • havarti cheese
  • shredded ice berg lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • salt and pepper


for the Sage-Peach Mayo:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, sage, and preserves.
  2. Season to taste, with salt and pepper (if you're using Kewpie mayo, it probably won't need any seasoning).

for the sandwiches:

  1. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the Sage-Peach mayo on each slice of bread. Top one piece of bread with 1 0r 2 slices of havarti cheese, and a few slices of deli chicken. On the other slice of bread, top with a small handful of the shredded lettuce, and some tomato slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and press the two side together.

Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo | #recipe


7 Responses to “Chicken and Havarti Deli Sandwich with Sage-Peach Mayo”

  1. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven — September 4, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Oh, good gosh..This sandwich…GIMME.

    Seriously, I am salivating Rachael! Deli sandwiches are my ultimate lunch weakness and I am DYING over that sage peach mayo. Pinned!

    • Rachael replied: — September 4th, 2014 @ 11:37 am

      Mine too! I looooove deli sandwiches (especially super easy ones like this :P)

  2. Elizabeth @ — September 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Um, your costumes are AMAZING! I love your makeup job, and your husband’s helmet is crazy awesome! I am seriously impressed. And are you excited to have Halloween costumes figure out already? Haha. 

    I’m also excited about this sandwich! Peach-sage mayo sounds so delicious, and I love little tweaks like that that move a sandwich from ordinary to super-special. 

    • Rachael replied: — September 4th, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

      THANK YOU! And yes, for all the time and effort that went into Mikey's helmet, he should have Halloween figured out for the next 10 years, haha!

      And oh my gosh, the sandwich is the like the most standard thing ever, and the mayo is so super easy to make, but I'm tellin' ya…it's something special

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  4. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — September 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    You shut your mouth! Chicken with Havarti – AND Peach Mayo?? What a luscious combo.

    • Rachael replied: — September 7th, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

      Haha! Thank you, Shea!

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