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