The Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich is easy to make, and it can be enjoyed both hot and cold! They give new flavor and life to any leftover rotisserie chicken you may have and taste even better with my leftover Roasted Chicken!
Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich
There is just something about a rotisserie chicken that makes me happy when I have no idea what to make for supper. They are ready to go, and they are great to eat for leftovers. So, I usually take one home, shred it a bit, and serve it as is. But, that can get a bit old. That is where this sandwich comes in! It’s enough of a variation to keep the rotisserie chicken on your grocery list. Plus, it is absolutely perfect for any leftover rotisserie chicken as well!
Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich Recipe
With just a few seasonings, the Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich is a great way to keep rotisserie chicken on the lunch or dinner menu. It is even delicious as a cold sandwich the next day!
- Rotisserie chicken–Use one from the store, but don’t forget about my Roasted Chicken recipe to try with the sandwich.
- Olive oil
- Crushed fennel–Don’t worry, your sandwiches will not taste like licorice! (I’ll explain later…)
- Crushed red pepper
- Cheese–American cheese was my cheese of choice, but I think these would be great with cheddar cheese as well.
- Brioche hamburger buns–I served these sandwiches with the sweeter bun, but any hamburger bun would be fine.
How to Make a Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich
You will soon see how easy this chicken sandwich is to make. Simply heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, adding the chicken, salt, pepper, fennel, and red pepper. Heat it up and get the buns ready to be layered with the chicken, cheese, and a tomato. That’s it! It’s almost as easy as grabbing that rotisserie chicken!
What is Fennel?
Fennel is part of the carrot family, and a lot of the plant is edible! You can use the bulb to cook with, but a common use is the crushed fennel seeds, which I used for this recipe. When people first get a whiff of the spice, a lot of people smell licorice! But, when used in cooking, your dish with not taste like it. It actually gives the dish a lighter, sweeter flavor. Fennel is often used in making sausage, and it works really well with pork and seafood. The spice has been around for thousands of years, and I encourage you to add this spice to your spice rack if you haven’t already!
Looking for More Rotisserie Chicken Recipes?
I love using shredded rotisserie chicken in recipes, and not just for sandwiches. Here are a few of my favorites!
Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich
This Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich is perfectly seasoned and layered with cheese and tomato for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
- 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (skin and bones removed)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed fennel
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 8 slices white American cheese
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 8 brioche hamburger buns
In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, chicken, salt, pepper, fennel, and red pepper. Heat through.
Slice individual hamburger buns in half. Top each bun with cheese, warm chicken mixture, and a slice of tomato.