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Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe

Chicken Pesto Sandwiches Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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 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"

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!"

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."

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!"

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."

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

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

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

"The best chicken sandwich ever!"

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

"[quote user="kasia027"]

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

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

"what would the recepie for pesto be?"

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

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

starjade72 User ID: 1170085 71128
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"This is so tasty and very quick to make."

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