Rotisserie Chicken Panini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min


2 servings

Updated: Jul. 07, 2023
This ooey-gooey, melty delight is packed with bacon, chicken, cheese and just enough lemon to tickle your taste buds. Other chicken panini recipes don't compare!—Terri McCarty, Oro Grande, California
Rotisserie Chicken Panini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4 pound sliced rotisserie chicken
  • 4 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon
  • 2 slices smoked part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; spread half over 2 bread slices. Layer with chicken, bacon, mozzarella cheese, onion and tomato. Spread remaining mayonnaise mixture over remaining bread slices; place over top. Brush outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. Cook in a panini maker or on an indoor grill until bread is browned and cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Go for freshly squeezed lemon juice when preparing this summery sandwich. Bottled lemon juice, which is from concentrate, won’t provide the same bright, fresh flavor. Buy some lemons to get the job done.
  • In Europe, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parmesan are considered the same cheese. But in the U.S., Parmesan is a generic term that may not come from Italy’s Parmigiano-Reggiano region. Using the authentic Italian cheese (in a lesser amount than the original’s ½ cup) ensures a cheesy richness in the makeover with less fat and calories.
  • These gooey panini recipes are sure to curb the cravings.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 653 calories, 42g fat (16g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 996mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.