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Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

plate with Cuban sandwiches on top of a napkin with a sliced pickle on the side and a bottle of hot sauce in the background

Once upon a time, on a hot Saturday afternoon during the summer, I had a craving for a Cuban sandwich. Let me remind you that I was pregnant at the time so this craving obviously needed to be fulfilled. There was no ignoring it that’s for sure (just ask my husband about that).

Like my previous cheesesteak craving, I decided I had to make my own version of this classic at home. Slightly lighter I guess you could say? Definitely easier. I have nothing against the roast pork that’s in the original version of this sandwich, but it’s not something I tend to cook up at home, especially on a whim. So I improvised with a grocery store staple – the rotisserie chicken. Say hello to these slightly bit lighter versions of one of my favorite sandwiches – Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches.

Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches | www.aggieskitchen.com

You know what? It worked. We’ve made these sandwiches a few times since that summer day, and have enjoyed them each and every time. They are incredibly easy to put together, and it’s become a weekend meal that my husband can pull together if I’m not in the mood to do any cooking (which lately, I’m not). It’s also the best kind of recipe to follow in my opinion, the one that includes a little of this and a little of that … all to your liking.

Nothing wrong with that, right?

Hope you are having a great week!

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Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
  • Category: Chicken
  • Cuisine: Cuban

A lighter alternative to the classic Cuban sandwich to fulfill your cravings! Best enjoyed on a summer day.


Ingredients

  • sliced chicken breast from a deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 loaf cuban bread
  • 1/3 lb sliced ham from deli
  • 1/3 lb sliced swiss cheese
  • sliced pickles
  • yellow mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • hot sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Take your loaf of cuban bread and cut into 4 even pieces. Slice bread, split open and spread desired amount of mustard and mayonnaise on both sides of bread.
  2. Layer chicken breast, sliced ham, and swiss cheese onto each sandwich. Top with pickles and close sandwiches.
  3. Insert sandwiches into panini maker and cook until grill marks are clear and cheese is melted through. If not using a panini maker, heat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat and weigh down sandwich with a cast iron panini press or additional heavy skillet with a heavy can on top.

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These Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches were made in one of my most used kitchen gadgets – a panini press!

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20 comments on “Rotisserie Chicken Cuban Sandwiches”

  1. This looks delicious! Yum!

  2. Well i know what’s for dinner tonight! 🙂

  3. Love these! It’s nice to improvise and often those become more loved than the original for me. Definitely keeping these in mind for those nights when I need a quick dinner.

  4. What a perfect sandwich! YUMMMMM! I can’t believe you have time to blog. You=amazing

  5. What a deliciously perfect sandwich!

  6. What a beautiful sandwich. I could pack this for lunch every day. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. OOh I have a new panini press that I need to get some good use out of! I think this is the recipe ; ) I need to try first.

  8. I am obsessed with cuban sandwiches!!!! I want this right now!!

  9. I do love my Cuban sandwiches and any way to make them easier. I’m sure we will be trying these soon, especially if my kitchen isn’t done by next week.

  10. Wow that looks great. Can’t say I’ve ever used Cuban bread for anything. May have to give it a try.

  11. A sandwich never tastes as good as when someone else makes it for you. …maybe I can con my hubby into making these!

  12. Can’t. Wait. To. Eat. Deli. Meat.

    • OMG Bev!! I know!! I was dying and I didn’t even eat that much before I got preggo. My “first meal” after I had him was the biggest turkey & swiss sub with hot peppers you ever saw.
      Hope you and your cute self are feeling good.

  13. Cuban sandwiches are the best! I need one right now!!

  14. I love a good Cuban! I think I love it so much because I love mustard and pickles, and the meat is just there holding it all together!

  15. This looks so delicious, I know this will put a huge smile on my husbands face 🙂

  16. Way to improvise with the rotisserie chicken! I love a good Cuban, pork or otherwise. 🙂

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