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Pesto Chicken Sandwiches by Elle Bee

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Pesto sandwich

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time:

Yields: 4 servings.

Description Edit

Pesto. Its name denotes pure goodness, and if I could, I'd put it on everything. But for right now I'll settle on sharing this chicken sandwich with you all. Enjoy!

Ingredients Edit

  • 1 loaf french bread or individual panini loaves
  • 6-8 ounces chicken
  • 1/2 cup pesto (see below for recipe)
  • 1/2 bunch arugula, washed and trimmed
  • Pesto:
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions Edit

Pesto:

1. Add garlic to a food processor and blend until minced.

2. Add basil, parsley, and pine nuts to minced garlic. Blend.

3. Stir in ¼ cup of olive oil and continue to blend mixture until smooth.

4. Remove pesto mix from processor and set aside in a bowl. Bring to a room temperature before using. (Pesto may be made 5 days ahead). Makes about ¾ cup.

Sandwiches:

1. Cut loaf diagonally into 4 pieces and then cut each piece horizontally.

2. Spread pesto on cut sides of bread and make 4 sandwiches with chicken and arugula. Add tomatoes (optional).

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