Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe

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Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe
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Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe

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These easy sandwiches are great for game day! They’re tasty, and also so easy to prep ahead and assemble later at the event. Colleen Sturma — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick), toasted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into six slices

Directions

Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto over each chicken breast; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
Spread 3 tablespoons pesto over six slices of toast; layer with red peppers, chicken and cheese. Spread remaining pesto over remaining toast; place over top. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 495 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1048mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick), toasted
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into six slices
  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto over each chicken breast; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  2. Spread 3 tablespoons pesto over six slices of toast; layer with red peppers, chicken and cheese. Spread remaining pesto over remaining toast; place over top. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p18

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merkker User ID: 7433899 64599
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Wow! Simply delicious. I grilled mine in a cast iron pan.. Great for a rainy day. Go Seahawks"

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mmcloed User ID: 5257383 66874
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I cheated and used deli chicken breast slices so I wouldn't have to turn on my oven. Turned out delicious anyways!"

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 71170
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Loved the flavor of the chicken. We did indoors on a grill pan instead of the outdoor grill. Used pre-packaged mozzarella slices rather than fresh mozzarella."

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Patty1952 User ID: 1761720 136162
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"These were delicious!! The only thing I did differently was after I assembled the sandwiches I grilled them again instead of making the toast. My family went crazy over these!"

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AuntDee01 User ID: 4087619 64581
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"I make paninis like this. Even better than the toasted bread. In a pinch I use the Carving Board turkey or chicken with bacon, the peppers and either the purchased pesto or some fresh basil leaves. Awesome flavor."

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heatherangel User ID: 6348823 133280
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"I'm not a fan of PESTO. Any suggestions for substitutions?"

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Callie1129 User ID: 6030277 71169
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"The best chicken sandwich ever!"

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 207349
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"[quote user="kasia027"]

what would the recepie for pesto be?
[/quote]
Prepared Pesto can be found with the jarred garlic and such at your grocery store."

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kasia027 User ID: 4888233 133279
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"what would the recepie for pesto be?"

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jillb6 User ID: 5026670 133278
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"This recipe was great! My whole family loved it!"

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