Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe |The Olive Crush

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe |The Olive Crush
Looking for a hearty chicken sandwich? Try this Chicken Pesto Sandwich on a fresh baguette with some arugula, sliced tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.

Chicken Pesto Sandwich
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
For the Sandwich
  1. 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  2. 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  3. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  4. 1 baguette, cut into 3-4 equal pieces, toasted, for serving
  5. 2 cups arugula, for serving
  6. 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced, for serving
  7. 8 ounces mozzarella, sliced
For the Basil Pesto
  1. 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  2. 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  3. 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  4. 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  6. 1/3 cup Italian Cortina Marcianise olive oil
Instructions
  1. To make the pesto, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup pesto, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Serve sandwiches on baguette with arugula, tomatoes, mozzarella and chicken pesto mixture.
Notes
  1. If you're missing ingredients for the basil pesto, try seasoning the chicken with Whole Spice Pesto Seasoning. Add Italian Cortina Marcianise olive oil to the chicken until desired consistency is reached and add enough Pesto seasoning for flavor.
  2. Image from original recipe.
Adapted from Chungah
Adapted from Chungah
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  • When most people think of a green Italian olive oil they think of the flavor profile of the Cortina. From the Cortina olive, this EVOO has an intensely fruity aroma with some spiciness that is appreciated by olive oil aficionados. An early-harvest olive oil that has that amazing green olive aroma and peppery finish.
     
    Tips: Really puts an exclamation mark on recipes, especially simple ones like tomato and mozzarella, Bruschetta or grilled vegetables. A delicious accompaniment to roasted chicken and fish.

  • Ingredients: Basil, Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Sea Salt, Black Pepper.

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