Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Gooey mozzarella paired with pesto aioli, carved rotisserie chicken and sun-dried tomatoes make for one of our best sandwiches yet. This easy lunch or dinner is ready in just a few minutes and it tastes like it came straight from a restaurant.

I’m not sure there’s a savory flavor combination I love more than pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Especially when you pair it with fresh ciabatta bread.

I know I’m not the only one who thinks so, especially when restaurants and fast-food places like Panera, Starbucks, Zupas, Subway, or Urbane all carry some form of this sandwich.

This is my personal take on it – with carved rotisserie chicken and a fantastic pesto aioli, broiled to perfection. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is easy to double if you’re feeding more people.

The secret ingredient

The secret to this delicious sandwich is the pesto aioli.

If you want to make your pesto from scratch, you can use the pesto from this recipe. We just used store-bought, but it would be even tastier with homemade.

To two Tablespoons pesto, add mayonnaise, a squeeze of lemon juice, a little salt and pepper and mix it all together. It makes the perfect spread for the sandwich to bring it all together.

How to make the pesto chicken sandwicH

On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 8 slices of bread.


Spread an even amount of pesto aioli on each slice. Top 4 of the slices of bread with chicken and sun dried tomatoes, and the other 4 slices with mozzarella cheese.


Broil for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the chicken is warm.


Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of bread with cheese one top of a slice of bread with chicken and serve warm.

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Other variations of this sandwich

We think this sandwich is pretty tasty as is, but you can always swap out ingredients to your liking. Here are a few other ideas:

  • Swap out the sun dried tomatoes for roasted red peppers
  • Use fresh mozzarella instead or another type of cheese like provolone
  • Add a layer of avocados
  • Add some arugula (it’s too bitter for me, but I know some people love it on their chicken pesto sandwiches)
  • Swap out the ciabatta bread for focaccia or another fresh-baked favorite
  • Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Make the sandwich into a panini

What to serve with our pesto chicken sandwich

These sandwiches taste great with our baked sweet potato wedgeshomemade pasta salad, or spring salad with homemade lemon poppyseed dressing.

Serves: 4

Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Gooey mozzarella paired with pesto aioli, carved rotisserie chicken and sun-dried tomatoes make for one of our best sandwiches yet. This easy lunch or dinner is ready in just a few minutes and it tastes like it came straight from a restaurant.

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Pesto aioli:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sandwiches:
  • 8 slices ciabatta bread (or any other kind of bread)
  • carved rotisserie chicken, to taste (or shredded chicken)
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  2. On a foil-lined baking sheet, place the 8 slices of bread.
  3. Spread an even amount of pesto aioli on each slice. Top 4 of the slices of bread with chicken and sun dried tomatoes, and the other 4 slices with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the chicken is warm.
  5. Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of bread with cheese one top of a slice of bread with chicken and serve warm.

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Lunch
Main Course
Dinner
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Broiling
Allergy
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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