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Craving: Chicken Cutlet Sandwich

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Anyone know where (pref. in Brooklyn) I can find a nice, thick, juicy, fried chicken cutlet sandwich, preferably on a simple deli roll? I know any corner deli has them, but I'd prefer that the cutlet hasn't been sitting around for, say, over two days.

This is another of those Long Island regional cuisine things that get harder to find after you cross over into Queens.

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  1. If you're willing to go into Manhattan, Lenny's deli has one of the all-time great chicken cutlet sandwiches -- the Chicken Cheddar. Chicket Cutlet, Bacon, Cheddar, Tomato -- so good. And so juicy it doesn't need any sauce.

    Man, I sure wish there were a Lenny's near me.

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    1. re: elecsheep9

      Is this the Lenny's you're referring to?

      http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

      1024 2nd Ave at 54th St?

      1. re: lebron

        There are a few of them in the city. I used to work on 50th and 3rd adn would go to the one on 2nd and 54th for lunch sometimes.

    2. Thanks--I checked out their menu online...looks like a winner.

      I just remembered that when I worked in Midtown I would get delicious chicken cutlet sandwiches at Hello Deli (touristy, I know). I think the Paul Shaffer (a "hero" of mine, really) was chicken cutlet on a roll with roasted pepper, mayo, lettuce (finely shredded, of course) and thinly slice tomato.

      City Sub on Bergen used to have a similar sandwich, I don't know if they still do the chicken cutlet thing...but unfortunately it was microwaved into a soggy, rubbery state.

      1. They line up in Whitesone @ Cherry Valley Deli.
        Try the "Beast"; Chicken Cutlet, bacon, mozzarella and onion rings on a garlic hero.
        Gravy optional!!
        Regards,
        JK

        1. Holy God!! Where is Cherry Valley Deli??

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          1. re: abu applesauce

            Diagonally across the street from Stork's Bakery.
            I think it's 150th street.
            JK

          2. john's deli on stillwell and 86th makes the best chicken parm sandwich in the world. they have amazing chicken cutlet sandwiches.