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Chicken Pesto Sandwiches

 Chicken Pesto Sandwiches
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
6 ServingsPrep/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.
Nutritional Facts: 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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.