Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe
- 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.
1 sandwich equals 495 calories, 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,048 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 37 g protein.
Reviews for Chicken Pesto Sandwiches
"Wow! Simply delicious. I grilled mine in a cast iron pan.. Great for a rainy day. Go Seahawks"
"I cheated and used deli chicken breast slices so I wouldn't have to turn on my oven. Turned out delicious anyways!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"I'm not a fan of PESTO. Any suggestions for substitutions?"
"The best chicken sandwich ever!"
"[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."
"what would the recepie for pesto be?"
"This recipe was great! My whole family loved it!"
"This is so tasty and very quick to make."