Simple Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, this recipe is for you! It doesn’t get much easier, or much tastier than these shredded chicken sandwiches. I made them for dinner one lazy Sunday afternoon and couldn’t believe how good they were. We love warm cheesy sandwiches, and this recipe is one of our favorites.¬† It starts with a rotisserie chicken, which keeps things simple, but the combination of lime juice, cilantro, and fresh veggies really makes this sandwich stand out. This would make a great weeknight meal, and the leftovers are just as good the following day. We served the sandwiches¬†on homemade french bread rolls (my favorite!), but I bet they’d be just as good on some bakery style rolls from the store. Give these a try for a quick easy dinner this week, and let me know what you think!

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

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Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup julienned red onion
1 Tbsp minced anaheim (or jalapeno) pepper
1/2 cup julienned red pepper
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
sea salt and black pepper
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/4 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup diced Roma tomatoes, for topping
Rolls for serving

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350. In an oven-safe skillet or baking dish, layer the following: olive oil, onion, peppers, chicken, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, garlic, cilantro, cheeses and lime juice. Cover the dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through and vegetables are soft. Serve on rolls with tomatoes and extra cilantro.

adapted from Food Network Magazine, October 2011

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14 Responses to “Simple Shredded Chicken Sandwiches”

  1. 1

    StephenC — October 13, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Lovely photo as always. The sandwich looks scrumptious.

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    KC Quaretti — October 13, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Oh Megan this looks and sounds simply delicious!

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    Emily — October 13, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    Looks delicious! I think I’ll be trying this soon:).

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    Maria — October 13, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    Love your photos! Great sandwich too:)

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    Eliana — October 13, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    Quick, easy, delicious – sign me up! This looks awesome Megan.

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — October 13, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Looks awesome Megan! Love the photos. Excellent job!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — October 13, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    this looks so good!!

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    Jenn Lindemann — October 13, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Megan! So we ate these for dinner TONIGHT, french rolls and all… very tasty. You’re doing a great job!

    • megan replied: — October 13th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

      Jenn! It’s so good to hear from you. I’m so glad you liked this meal – rolls and all! :) Hope you guys are doing well!

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    StephenCA favor is requested from you. Go to my blog: http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com and check out my new book. Then do one or both of these: click on the link to purchase a copy and/or mention it on your blog. It would mean a lot to this fledgling — October 14, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    A favor is requested from you. Go to my blog: http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com and check out my new book. Then do one or both of these: click on the link to purchase a copy and/or mention it on your blog. It would mean a lot to this fledgling author. Thanks.

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    marla — October 14, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    I bet the flavors of this sandwich taste amazing all melted & heated up with hat cheese as a binder :)

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    Cookbook Queen — October 15, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    These look so fresh and yummy. Gorgeous photo, Megan!!

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    Kristen — November 17, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    I made these recently and they were excellent! A co-worker said that smells good. I had to make a separate batch for Josh without the veggies and jalapeno, but he still liked it. I used ciabatta rolls which were tasty. Will be making this again!

    • megan replied: — November 23rd, 2011 @ 11:09 am

      Hi Kristen! Glad you liked these. Good idea on the ciabatta rolls – love those! :)

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