I recently got a panini press as a gift and the first thing I made with it were these Chicken Panini with Lemon Aioli sandwiches.
If you don't have a panini press no worries. You can fry up this chicken sandwich in a skillet. Simply place something heavy on top of the sandwich to weigh it down.
I'm including a simple lemon aioli recipe as well. I love the combination of lemon and chicken and I think it takes these sandwiches to the next level.
Of course, you don't have to use the aioli if you don't want. Simply substitute for another spread like my Sriracha Aioli or use your favorite condiment.
I like to use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken when making sandwiches. So much easier but if you need to, you can cook your own chicken using your preferred method.
The other thing I love about sandwich recipes like this one is that you can easily tweak them to your liking. One of my guests didn't like red onions so I simply left them out.
You can also substitute just about every ingredient in this recipe. The kind of cheese you use, type of bread and heck you can even use turkey bacon if you want.
For more great recipes made with Rotisserie Chicken, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Panini with Lemon Aioli recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Sourdough Bread, Rotisserie Chicken, Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese, Red Onion, Tomato, Unsalted Butter, Mayonnaise, Yellow Mustard, Fresh Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest.
🥣 How to make Chicken Panini with Lemon Aioli
In a small bowl, combine the lemon aioli ingredients.
Spread some of the aioli over two slices of bread. Layer with sliced chicken, bacon, mozzarella cheese, onion and tomato.
Spread the remaining aioli over the remaining bread slices and top the sandwiches.
Optionally brush the outsides of the sandwiches with a little butter.
Cook the sandwiches on a panini maker until the bread is toasted to your liking and the cheese is melted.
Chicken Panini with Lemon Aioli
- Bowl for Mixing
- Panini Press
- 4 slices Sourdough Bread
- ¼ lb Rotisserie Chicken, sliced
- 4 slices Bacon
- 2 slices Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 slices Red Onion
- 4 slices Tomato
- 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, melted
- ½ Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon Yellow Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Zest
- In a small bowl, combine the lemon aioli ingredients.
- Spread some of the aioli over two slices of bread. Layer with sliced chicken, bacon, mozzarella cheese, onion and tomato.
- Spread the remaining aioli over the remaining bread slices and top the sandwiches.
- Optionally brush the outsides of the sandwiches with a little butter.
- Cook the sandwiches on a panini maker until the bread is toasted to your liking and the cheese is melted.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This sandwich has an excellent taste. The lemon aioli dressing just finishes it off and gives it a great taste. A keeper for myself and my family.