Pesto Rotisserie Chicken Panini

This sandwich is amazing! It’s quick and guaranteed to satisfy you and your taste buds…oh and the family too! This Pesto Rotisserie Chicken Panini is made with fresh, homemade pesto, rotisserie chicken and Fontina cheese!

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Here is  another one of my quicky meals that I make for myself on a busy day. After running around between my school, little man’s school, blog work and house work, I often realize that not much time is left for making myself something to eat. I’ve already shared a few quick recipes and here is my new favorite lunch!

I still have basil that’s growing like a weed, so I try to incorporate it in the recipes. Fresh Pesto is something I always have in the fridge. I LOVE putting pesto on sandwiches and the little guy loves it on pasta.

Rotisserie chicken is also a perfect way to add great flavor to my panini when I don’t have much time. Use lemon-pepper, mojo or original!

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Pesto Rotisserie Chicken Panini


  • Pesto:
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 2 large gloves of garlic
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil (may need to add a little more after it's blended)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sandwich:
  • Italian Bread (or ciabatta, or baguette)
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Fontina cheese, shredded
  • Pesto
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pesto: Place the ingredients in the blender and pulse until all well blended.
  2. Sandwich:
  3. Take the meat off the rotisserie chicken and shred it using two forks.
  4. For one sandwich: use about 1/2 cup of shredded, rotisserie chicken, 1/2 cup of shredded Fontina cheese and 1 tbs of pesto. Mix chicken, pesto and cheese together and spread between two slices of bread. Brush the outer sides of bread with olive oil and grill on each side until toasty and the cheese is melted. (Use a panini press if you have one.)


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Some Quick Meals That I’ve Been Enjoying Lately:


Buffalo Chicken Burger

Parmesan and Herb Stuffed Chicken

Caprese Chicken Pizza


Asian Salmon Patties


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  1. This sandwich could easily become my new favorite lunch too! Yummy!

  2. Great looking lunch!

  3. Hi Lyuba! I’m always looking for new sandwich recipes as I take a lunch to work. I love pesto and this one looks delicious! I’ve never tried fontina cheese before. Pinned this and will be making it soon for my lunch!

  4. This sandwich looks fantastic! I love pesto on sandwiches too, it’s just so fresh tasting. And fontina has to be one of my most favorite cheeses, so melty and good! Lovely pics, Lyuba!

  5. Have I told you how much you amaze me lately? I swear you are Wonder Woman! These sandwich looks AMAZING!

  6. Love pesto, love paninis…looks delicious!

  7. Wow, that looks divine! Can’t wait to try it.

  8. Oh, this looks so good! I just love a great sandwich:)

  9. Looks delicious! I usually make chicken pesto pasta. This recipe would be a great way to have pesto in a slightly different form. Can’t wait to give the recipe a try!

  10. Dear Lyuba, Another delicious dish! I am so in the mood for chicken salad. Like you, I still have so much basil left over in the garden. Usually I take whatever is left and make a pesto and store in the freezer. I will have to try this some time…I know my daughter would love it! Blessings, Catherine xo

  11. For as much as I love pesto, I have yet to make my own. I need to give it a try! This sandwich looks AWESOME!!!

  12. Wow these look so good Lyuba! I can;t wait to try it!

  13. This looks so good and perfect since I have rotisserie chicken in the fridge right now. Pretty sure this will be dinner tomorrow night.

  14. Yum! Looks delish. I love rotisserie chicken for easy meals.


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