Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Marinated chicken breasts grilled and made into sandwiches with bread and pesto sauce. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Main Ingredients Boneless chicken breasts, Italian bread
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich

  • 4 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 loaf Large bunch Italian bread
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • For Pesto sauce
  • 1 cup Basil leaves
  • 7-8 Garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup Pinenuts (chilgoze)
  • to taste Salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese powder


  1. Cut Italian bread into 4 big pieces, slit without cutting through.
  2. Make incisions on chicken breasts, sprinkle salt, crushed peppercorns, lemon juice and red chilli flakes and rub well over them.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan, place chicken on it and cook till the chicken is done and grill marks appear on both the sides.
  4. To make pesto, grind together basil leaves, garlic, pinenuts, salt, parmesan cheese powder and olive oil till smooth.
  5. Spread 1 tbsp pesto on each grilled chicken breast in the pan, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and keep them on a plate.
  6. Place bread pieces on the grill pan and cook till the grill marks appear on both the sides.
  7. Slice tomatoes.
  8. Spread pesto in the slits of each bread piece, place tomato slices over it, sprinkle salt and crushed peppercorn and finally place a grilled chicken breast.
  9. Place these sandwiches on a serving plate and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1862
Carbohydrates 73.5
Protein 155.7
Fat 104.9