About Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Hey, everyone. It’s Demian of noterecipes.com. We’re making chicken roll-ups stuffed with cheese (and you can make Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe to with these steps), juicy tomatoes, and pesto sauce. These taste like fine dining but the are so easy. so check this Easy Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe
Ingredients For Chicken Pesto Sandwich
- 4 med/large (2 lbs) chicken breasts,
- Garlic Salt,
- to taste Black Pepper,
- to taste ½ cup (8 Tbsp) Pesto sauce (We love Costco’s pesto!)
- 8 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese (reserve 2 oz for topping)
- 1 large or 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced into 12 rings
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes,
- optional fresh basil leaves, shredded,
- optional garnish
Step by Step
We’ll start with four chicken breasts and cut each in half length-wise so you end up with eight thin cutlets. Pound each cutlet to an even eighth of an inch thickness. The easiest and cleanest way to do this is by using a Ziploc bag. And if you don’t have a meat mallet, you can use the back of a heavy saucepan.
Arrange all of your cutlets on a large cutting board or you can use a baking sheet. Now season both sides with garlic salt and black pepper. Carefully flip these over using tongs or your hands making sure you don’t tear the thin cutlets. Place a tablespoon of pesto sauce over each cutlet and spread it evenly in the center. Very thinly slice one large tomato into 12 rings. You’ll need two slices for each chicken cutlet.
Sprinkle the tops with two to three tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese. Tightly roll up each cutlet and secure the end with a toothpick. The toothpicks help to keep these together as they cook, sealing in all that amazing flavor.
Preheat your over to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat with one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter. Once the butter is done sizzling, add the chicken roll-ups with the toothpick side up. Sear the roll-ups four minutes per side or eight minutes of total cooking time on the stove.
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Now turn off the stove and sprinkle the tops with your remaining mozzarella cheese and one cup of cherry tomatoes. Transfer to the oven and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
My kitchen smells so good right now and I cannot wait to taste this. As always, a little bit of garnish and I like putting fresh basil on here because the pesto has basil in it so it just makes it so vibrant and beautiful.
Okay, now the taste test. This one looks nice and big. Size matters. That’s kind of a trend around here, I don’t know if you’ve noticed that. Oh, yum. And a few juices on top and some of those yummy roasted tomatoes which add a lot of flavor to the sauce so don’t skip them.
Wow. Now, this is dinner. And a reminder, don’t forget to take out the toothpicks ’cause that’s not a fun surprise. Aw, it’s so tender and juicy inside. Yum, I’m not even done chewing. Just gonna come out and say it, it’s so good. The tomato inside, too makes it so juicy and flavorful. And then that pesto.
Keep in mind there are just three ingredients inside here. Pesto, tomatoes, and cheese. But wow, this has so much flavor. It’s kind of like a Tuscany flavor, Italian. It’s very good. You guys have to try this. If you enjoy simple but extremely delicious Easy Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe, please share this with your family.