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CHICKEN PESTO SANDWICH

CHICKEN PESTO SANDWICH

This hearty sandwich made lighter with Greek yogurt, is one of the fastest and tastiest meals that you will ever have.

I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent my weekend in San Francisco, visiting Jason and attending the 4th Annual Foodbuzz Food Blogger Festival. The Saturday night gala at the California Academy of Sciences was a great time. I met so many people and explored the city. Stay tuned for a post tomorrow where I will share my entire experience.

Just the other day, I was looking through my refrigerator and noticed that I still had some leftover pesto and chicken breasts. Then, I started to think of ways that these two things could be combined. Then, a lightbulb went off, and I realized I could make a simple chicken pesto sandwich.

I considered adding some dried cranberries or nuts. I also thought about adding some grapes, apples, or raisins, but I wanted to keep it simple. I added some Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture and then combined the chicken shredded with homemade pesto. The sandwich filling was quick and easy and tasted great when spread on a baguette and topped with sliced tomatoes, arugula, and mozzarella.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Toasted baguette cut into 3-4 equal portions to be served
  • Serving size: 2 cups of arugula
  • Two Roma tomatoes thinly sliced for serving
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, sliced

For the BASIL PESTO

  • Fresh basil leaves, 1 cup
  • Three cloves garlic peeled
  • Pine nuts, three tablespoons
  • Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup
  • To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add olive oil slowly to the motor while it is running. Set aside.
  • Combine the chicken with 1/2 cup pesto and Greek yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve sandwiches with arugula and tomatoes on a baguette. Add mozzarella, chicken pesto, and tomato mixture.

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