My newest obsession is this easy rotisserie chicken sandwich because it is no cook, delicious and a great alternative to ordering out. These rotisserie chicken sandwiches are so easy to make and make a great grab and go meal from the grocery store. These chicken sandwiches are also a great way to use up that left over rotisserie chicken or any leftover chicken you may have. I know you will love it as much as we do!
About this recipe
This rotisserie chicken sandwich is a no cook, easy chicken sandwich that anyone can make. This easy chicken sandwich only requires a few ingredients from the grocery store.
The main ingredient in this recipe, the rotisserie chicken, is picked up at the store making this really easy. For me, rotisserie chicken makes meals so much easier and it makes for quick weeknight meals.
Here are the ingredients you will need
- Store bought rotisserie chicken (or leftover rotisserie chicken meat).
- Goat cheese
- Fresh baguette
- Dressing (olive oil, dijon, rice wine vinegar, water).
- Kosher salt.
All of these ingredients are items that you can easily pickup at the grocery store. Once you have picked up these items from the store, there is no cooking involved, just assembly.
It really is so simple!
If you want to skip making your own dressing, just look for dijon vinaigrette in the store while you are picking up your other ingredients.
Steps to make this easy chicken sandwich:
There are not many steps to make these easy chicken sandwiches. The name of the game here is assembling everything.
If you have 5 minutes, you can make these delicious chicken sandwiches
The first thing you want to do is make a simple dijon dressing for the sandwiches. This is just adding all of the ingredients for the dijon dressing into a bowl and whisking.
Very simple! This is the easiest tastiest dressing.
After you make the dressing you add arugula to the bowl and toss that well. This is the delicious flavor that sits on top of the rotisserie chicken.
Arugula and dijon dressing are a match made in heaven! The flavors of this dijon salad topping goes so well with the chicken and goat cheese int he sandwich.
Now it is time to prepare the baguette. You will slice the baguette lengthwise for your sandwich.
After you slice the baguette, you want to spread the softened goat cheese over the bottom side of the bread. The goat cheese adds tangy flavor and protects the bread from becoming too soft from the other ingredients.
It is the best sandwich spread and as I mentioned above, it goes so well with the dijon arugula sandwich topping.
Now it is assembling time! Grab the shredded rotisserie chicken and add that on top of the baguette.
The very last step is topping the chicken with the dijon and arugula salad mix and placing the the top of the bread over that.
I told you this was very simple. Even though this chicken sandwich is easy, it is really big on flavor.
Tips for making this sandwich
Make sure you are using the freshest baguette you can find, preferably bought the same day you are ready to make this. You do not want the sandwich to be too tough.
Depending on where you live, rotisserie chicken can sell out fast, usually in the morning. If you know this is the case or are not sure, you can purchase the rotisserie chicken in the morning and refrigerate it until dinner.
If you want to use leftover chicken for this recipe instead of rotisserie chicken, just finely shred the leftover chicken with two forks and use in place of the rotisserie chicken. You can also add the leftover chicken to a food processor and lightly pulse it until it shreds.
To re-heat the rotisserie chicken, just wrap it in aluminum foil (make sure to pour the juices over the meat) and place in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until warmed through. You can make these rotisserie chicken sandwiches without re-heating the chicken as well.
It is just a matter of preference. Do what you prefer!
Serving these chicken sandwiches
Sometimes it is nice to give a little more attention to the presentation of our food by dressing it up a bit. I like cutting sheets of parchment paper to cover the middle half of the baguettes.
After I do that, I like to tie them with a little kitchen twine. This step is totally optional but it looks beautiful and is a great way to serve these rotisserie chicken sandwiches to family and friends.
Looking for more ways to use rotisserie chicken in recipes
- I love making this Asian chicken salad. Just like with this sandwich, it uses store bought rotisserie chicken and lots of delicious goodies from the store and then I make the most delicious creamy Asian dressing to go over it.
- When I have leftover rotisserie chicken meat, I like adding it to my rice and bean burritos. It is a favorite!
- You can use it to make this Curry chicken salad in lettuce cups. This is another family favorite and really big on flavor!
I really love to make this simple chicken sandwich in place of ordering takeout. It takes the same amount of time to run in to the store to grab these ingredients as it would to order out.
The chicken sandwiches also make a great picnic dish. I like making these along with my Italian potatoes with salsa verde for a delicious meal outdoors.
Rotisserie Chicken Sandwiches
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- 2 fresh baguettes cut in half, making four smaller baguettes
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken meat shredded coarsely. I prefer mostly white meat but you can mix the dark meat and light meat based on your preference.
- 4 ounces Arugula cleaned and rinsed4
- 4 ounces Goat cheese room temperature. Try to let it sit for at least 15 minutes on the counter top to soften.
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 ½ tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar you can substitute apple cider vinegar plus ¼ teaspoon sugar for the rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water to thin the dreessing a bit.
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- In a medium bowl combine the ingredients for the dresesing and mix well.4 tablespoon olive oil, 1 ½ tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 ½ tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon water
- Add the arugula and tosss it in the dressing.4 ounces Arugula
- Set aside.
- Place the goat cheese into a small bowl and give it a good mash and mix it well so it will be easy to spread.4 ounces Goat cheese
- Grab the baguettes you cut in half to make 4 sandwiches.2 fresh baguettes
- Now cut them in half length wise to open up the baguette.
- Spread ¼ of the goat cheese on one half of each of the baguette sandwiches.
- Place ¼ of the shredded chicken over top of thee goat cheese.2 cups rotisserie chicken meat
- Place ¼ of the arugua mixture on top of the chicken.
- Place the tops on to the baguettes.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Values are estimates only.See full nutrition disclaimer here