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Quick and easy Italian flavored leftover Chicken Sandwich Recipe | or Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe | #chicken #turkey #leftover
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Shredded Leftover Chicken Sandwich (or Turkey Sandwich)

Turn leftover roasted chicken into a delicious shredded chicken sandwich. This recipe is also perfect for finishing up Thanksgiving leftover turkey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: American Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 293kcal



  • 2 cup shredded chicken
  • foot long ciabatta bread cut into 4 equal parts
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 roma tomato sliced
  • 1/4 cup olives sliced
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh mozzarella cheese


  • Cut open the ciabatta bread and spread basil pesto on both sides.
  • Place shredded chicken on the bread evenly.
  • Then top it with some tomato slices and olives. Finish with spreading some fresh mozzarella cheese and cover with the other bread slice.
  • Toast the prepared sandwich in a preheated panini maker or sandwich maker until golden brown and the cheese melts.
  • Serve warm


  • You can brush some oil on the outside of the bread to get nice golden brown color after toasting.
  • Add salt and pepper to the shredded chicken if necessary


Calories: 293kcal