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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


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

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  • merkker
    Oct 7, 2013

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

  • mmcloed
    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!

  • justmbeth
    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.

  • Patty1952
    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!

  • AuntDee01
    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.

  • heatherangel
    Feb 9, 2012

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

  • Callie1129
    Feb 6, 2012

    The best chicken sandwich ever!

  • sstetzel
    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.

  • azyadeh
    Feb 2, 2012

    No comment left

  • kasia027
    Feb 2, 2012

    what would the recepie for pesto be?