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Pesto Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Gooey mozzarella paired with pesto aioli, carved rotisserie chicken and sun-dried tomatoes make for one of our best sandwiches yet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken sandwich, fresh pesto, pesto chicken, Pesto Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 468kcal

Equipment

  • small bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

Pesto Aioli

  • ½ cup mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared pesto
  • ½ 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)
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg