Food synthesizer

Food in a food delivery slot.

A chicken sandwich is a type of sandwich food made using chicken meat.

Captain James T. Kirk once ordered a chicken sandwich and coffee from a food synthesizer. Kirk was quite dismayed, however, when he found that tribbles had infested the system. Mr. Spock found the process fascinating. (TOS episode: "The Trouble With Tribbles"; DS9 episode & novelization: Trials and Tribble-ations)

The chicken sandwich scene was omitted from the earlier James Blish novelization of "The Trouble with Tribbles" in Star Trek 3.

Kirk ate a chicken sandwich while discussing a Romulan situation with McCoy and Spock while Enterprise was in orbit of Artaleirh. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: The Empty Chair)

In order to appear inconspicuous among Human Starfleet cadets, Data learned to order a chicken sandwich, apple and glass of milk when eating in company. Tasha Yar referred to the meal as "misfit camouflage". (TNG novel: Survivors)

A chicken sandwich and coffee was a quick and common meal of Doctor Beverly Crusher while working long hours in sickbay on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E). (TNG novel: A Time to Harvest)

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