Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe
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Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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Sandwiches are a teacher's lunchtime staple. The pesto and roasted peppers add a welcome twist to the traditional chicken salad.—Ellen Finger, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 6 romaine leaves
  • 6 ciabatta rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 636 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the chicken, red peppers and celery; toss to coat. Serve on lettuce-lined rolls. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p75

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