Open Faced BBQ Chicken French Bread Sandwich (20 minute dinner)

Open Faced BBQ Chicken French Bread Sandwich (20 minute dinner)

I am going to try, in every way, shape and form to convince you to make this sandwich, ladies and gentlemen. It is drop-to-your knees-delicious, and when something makes that kind of impression on me, I can’t help but want to make it at least once a week for the rest of my life. Toasted Buttery French Bread is topped with savory BBQ Chicken chunks, loaded down with mozzarella cheese and topped with fresh cilantro and green onions.

It will only set you back 20 minutes.

Every person I have fed it to has given it two thumbs up.

You could make it for dinner or lunch, heck…eat it for breakfast, who am I to judge!

Feed it to your March Madness Crew (is that still going on? I majored in music…)

Feed it to hungry teenagers, starving tweens, your parents, your neighbors, your friends neighbors…or just make it for yourself.

You deserve it. 🙂

Open Faced BBQ Chicken French Bread Sandwich from Jamie Cooks It Up!


Serve This With


Crunchy Poppyseed Coleslaw or Creamy Vanilla Berry Salad
Crispy Parmesan Oven Fries or Chips and Salsa or Fresh Fruit
Grandmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

Open Faced BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Time: 20 minutes (sweet)
Yield: 5-6 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

1 loaf french bread
2 Tb butter, softened
1 rotisserie chicken
3/4 C Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce
3 C mozzarella cheese, grated
3 green onions, chopped
3 Tb cilantro, chopped


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Grab a handy loaf of french bread. I love this bread from Wal-Mart. (Yes, I typed the words “love” and “walmart” in the same sentence).


3. Slice the loaf in half, lengthwise.


4. Line a large cookie sheet with tin foil and spray it with cooking spray. (This will make for easy clean up!). Lay the bread on top of the foil and spread 1 Tb of softened butter over each half of bread.
5. Pop it in the oven and allow it to toast slightly. Should only take 4-5 minutes. This will help the bread get nice and crispy, and keep it from getting soggy with the saucy chicken. Toasting it also heightens the flavor of the bread.


6. Grab a rotisserie chicken…


and cut the breast meat, and a bit of the dark meat from the carcass. Chop it into bite sized pieces.


7. Place the chicken in a bowl and pour 3/4 C Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce over it. Stir it well to combine. Cover the bowl and heat it in the microwave for 4 minutes.


8. Stir the chicken and carefully place it out evenly onto the toasted loaves.


9. Sprinkle 3 C mozzarella cheese over the top of the chicken.


10. Pop it back into the oven and allow the cheese to get all melted and delightful looking. Should only take 5 minutes.


11. Chop 3 green onions, and about 3 Tb cilantro…more or less to your own liking. Sprinkle them all over the melted cheese. Yum. Totally, fresh tasting and delicious! Don’t skip the green onions and cilantro, gang. They really kick up the flavor.

Open Faced BBQ Chicken Sandwich



and Enjoy!

Looking for more Rotisserie Chicken Recipes? Click the image below.

10 Rotisserie Chicken Recipes from Jamie Cooks It Up


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  1. 1
    Erin R.
    March 17, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Whoa, you don’t need to say anything more to convince me. I wish that was in my mouth right now.

    Also, you majored in music? I love that! I also love that you are a voracious reader and share your book choices with us twice a year. And you invent recipes for a living! You are a creative soul, aren’t you?

  2. 2
    March 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Ok I made this tonight and it was flipping delicious! The whole family loved it! Easy too! Thank you once again! 🙂 Blair

  3. 3
    DeDe in OK
    April 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Oh my goodness this was amazing! Why have I never thought to do this before. Thank you for the recipe and the new family favorite.

  4. 4
    Alli H.
    June 15, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Made these a couple weeks ago and it was SOOOOOO good! Instead of a rotisserie chicken, my local supermarket had BBQ seasoned chicken leg quarters on sale. So I grilled up a couple of those and then pulled it off the bone. Mixed it with Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ and did the rest per recipe. Holy cow! Delish! I agree the fresh cilantro and green onion take it over the top. I did eat the leftovers without it and it was still great. Making it again this week for dinner.

    • 5
      June 23, 2015 at 9:21 am

      So happy to hear it turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know!
      All the best,

  5. 6
    September 26, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Great inspiration. I used the everything French bread from Walmart, poached thighs, cheddar, red onion and no cilantro (just can’t). So not exactly yours, but I’m giving you the credit anyway. Thanks for sharing.

    • 7
      September 28, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Those substitutions sound amazing. So happy it turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know.

  6. 8
    March 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    French bread was BOGO this week so I grabbed two. Made this tonight using chicken breasts seasoned with garlic, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper. I used “blazing chipotle” bbq sauce, added diced bell peppers, and used cheddar cheese (mozza has too much lactose for me). It was fantastic!! I will definitely make again when I make rotisserie chicken! The bf loved it!

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