Chicken fillet roll
An Irish chicken fillet roll bought in Dublin
CourseLunch or snack
Place of originIreland
Main ingredientsBaguette; filling, such as chicken, butter, mayonnaise, lettuce, onion, condiments

A chicken fillet roll, also known as a hot chicken roll[1][2] or chicken roll (Irish: rollóg sicín[3]), is a baguette filled with a fillet of processed chicken.[4] It is a ubiquitous deli item in Ireland, served at a wide variety of convenience shops, newsagents, supermarkets, petrol stations, fast food restaurants, and casual eateries throughout the country.[5][6][7][8] It has been declared Ireland's favourite deli food.[9] It is often cited as a hangover cure.[10][11][12]

In addition to chicken, the roll may contain butter, mayonnaise, other condiments, lettuce, onion, cheese, stuffing, or potato wedges. Taco sauce is a popular sauce for people to get on a chicken fillet roll; it is a mayonnaise-based sauce, which typically consists of ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings. Delis often offer a choice of chicken fillet breading, such as plain, spicy, or Southern-fried.[8][13] Vegan chicken fillet rolls have also been available since 2021, using a plant-based meat substitute for the chicken.[14][15][16]

A chicken fillet roll

See also


  1. ^ McMullin, Stephen (26 May 2020). "Revealed: This is what goes into Cork's favourite hot chicken roll". Cork Beo. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Somebody thinks they've created the ultimate Irish hot chicken fillet roll". 14 September 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  3. ^ Foras na Gaeilge. "Rollóg sicín". té (in Irish). Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  4. ^ Murphy, Patricia (31 March 2016). "10 disgusting things we learned about Hot Chicken Rolls on RTE". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  5. ^ Devery, Caitriona (27 October 2020). "Mysteries of the Deli: The Jambon". District Magazine. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  6. ^ Earley, Kelly (8 June 2017). "Irish emigrants are sharing their own versions of chicken fillet rolls that they find abroad on Facebook". The Daily Edge. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  7. ^ O'Callaghan, Gavin (20 January 2022). "Cork shop owner explains why bread, milk, and beloved chicken fillet rolls are all getting more expensive". Cork Beo. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b Beresford, Jack (3 June 2021). "KFC is adding chicken fillet rolls to its menu exclusively in Ireland". The Irish Post. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  9. ^ Brent, Harry (8 October 2020). "Ireland's favourite deli food has been revealed - and it's hardly a surprise". The Irish Post. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  10. ^ McCarthy, Clare (17 March 2022). "Fry-up, chicken fillet rolls, lucozade and the hangover cures that actually work". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  11. ^ "A bar in Dublin is selling the biggest chicken fillet roll to cure any hangover". 9 February 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  12. ^ Donohoe, Amy (31 May 2022). "'Perfect chicken fillet roll' TikTok slated for adding coleslaw". DublinLive. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  13. ^ McMullin, Stephen (26 May 2020). "Revealed: Here's what goes into Ireland's favourite chicken fillet roll". The Irish Mirror. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Plant-It And Applegreen Join Forces To Launch Chicken-Free Fillet Roll". 6 January 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  15. ^ "SPAR reveals Ireland's first wholly plant-based fillet to challenge the traditional chicken fillet roll". BWG Foods. 1 October 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  16. ^ "You can now get a vegan chicken fillet roll at Applegreen". 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.