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

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: Serves 4


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


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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  1. Lovely photo as always. The sandwich looks scrumptious.

  2. Oh Megan this looks and sounds simply delicious!

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

  4. Love your photos! Great sandwich too:)

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

  6. Looks awesome Megan! Love the photos. Excellent job!

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

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

  11. 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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