Lunch made easy with a Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Lunch made easy with a Pesto Chicken SandwichHello everyone! Hope your week has started off well, today’s post I am sharing my recipe for a Lunch made easy with a Chicken Pesto Sandwich. On Saturday my family and I had a busy day. We attended a kids play day with other children and their parents from our church congregation, then we did a little shopping at the garden nursery to prepare our garden for the Spring and Summer months. Friday night I decided since I would have a busy day I would prep lunch for the next day. I decided that I would make Chicken Pesto Sandwiches since Pesto is a favourite in my home, we absolutely love it on Pasta. Now that the weather is getting warmer comfort foods are a little too heavy to be eating now, Sandwiches were the best option that would leave my family full enough without the heavy feeling that comfort food can leave behind. Check out my easy recipe for Chicken Pesto Sandwiches, the best part is many of the products I used I already had on hand at home.

What are some of your favourite meals or sandwiches to make for the family, let me know in the comments below.

Lunch made easy with a Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Lunch made easy with a Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Sandwiches


2 C shredded Chicken Breasts
1 C of Arugula
2 Roma Tomatoes
1/2 C of Basil Paste
3-4 cloves of Garlic
Salt and Pepper for taste
1/3 C Extra virgin Olive Oil
1 Baguette
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
8 oz Mozzarella
1/3 cup Parmesan, grated


Preheat Oven on 350 F
For Chicken
Prepare chicken with seasoning of choice
Bake chicken for 20 mins or until cooked
With two forks pull chicken apart to resemble (pulled pork)
Set aside in a bowl
For Pesto
In a blender or food processor add Basil, Garlic, Greek Yogurt, Parmesan Cheese and Olive Oil
Blend until smooth
Add pesto into bowl with shredded Chicken
Fold into mixture until blended
Add salt and pepper for taste
Cut Baguette into 4 then slice in half
Add Arugula, Chicken mixture sliced Roma Tomatoes then sliced Mozzarella
Serve and Enjoy!
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  • Reply Ann| Cooking Maniac

    Oh me oh my!!!! This looks amazing. I’m super excited to make this 🙂

    26/04/2016 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Imogen Clegg

    This sounds really tasty! I love to make my own pesto, I also love mixing pesto and cream cheese together and grilling it on some toast- super tssty 🙂

    26/04/2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Amy

    This is going on my pin board, I honestly have pesto and sundried tomatoes left over from a flatbread last night and didn’t know what to do with them!

    26/04/2016 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Chicken & Pesto is just THE BESTOOOO! 😀

    26/04/2016 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Kerry O'Byrne

    This looks delicious!!! I have salads mostly for my lunch so a little bit of bread won’t hurt right?! Plus tomato and pesto are one of my favourite combos. Thanks for sharing, will be giving it a try for sure!!

    26/04/2016 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Tiina A

    Oh, delicious 🙂 It’s really difficult to find here gluten-free bread which would taste good, so I will make this without bread. Yummy, thanks for the pesto recipe!

    26/04/2016 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Nya

    Thanks for sharing this, it looks absolutely yummy! I don’t have particularly favorites, but I have to admit that sandwiches are the best : quick and easy to make.

    26/04/2016 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Roy Miller

    I have never seen pesto with yogurt in it. It looks interesting. We are always looking for something new to try. Thank you for posting your recipe.

    26/04/2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply The Plagued Parent

    Oh YUM! I just pinned this to try! I love that the chicken is shredded, thank you for sharing!

    26/04/2016 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Julie

    This looks delish! And it seems pretty easy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    26/04/2016 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    Now this sounds like a delicious lunch. I’d love to make a few of these for my family!

    26/04/2016 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Rachel Gault (@rachelgault)

    YUM! This is definitely a lunch I need to start making!

    26/04/2016 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Kerry

    Pinned for lunch this weekend! I always have extra shredded chicken because I make a big batch every few weeks so this is perfect.

    26/04/2016 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Anamika Ojha

    Looks like a delicious chicken sandwich. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    26/04/2016 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Alison

    I love adding Pesto to pretty much anything! It is so fresh and yummy! I like the idea of throwing this sandwich together for a quick lunch!

    27/04/2016 at 3:16 am
  • Reply Sara

    It looks delicious. A quick and easy option for a filling lunch.

    27/04/2016 at 6:02 am
  • Reply Justine @ Little Dove

    This sounds amazing, I love pesto and chicken! And sandwiches, lol. I’m trying to watch my carbs right now so I bet this would also b amazing as a wrap or even lettuce wrap! Yummy, thanks for sharing!

    27/04/2016 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply suchi

    this looks so delish and filling! Gonna try this for work lunch!

    27/04/2016 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Debbie-jean Lemonte

    That’s so mouth watering (drools!) I need one now. I think that’s lunch for tomorrow.

    28/04/2016 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Me-An Clemente

    This looks like a healthy and hearty sandwich. Too bad. It will be pretty difficult for me to make as I don’t have an oven. But thank you for sharing. This made my mouth water.

    28/04/2016 at 5:40 am
  • Reply Fred Erick

    Oh gosh I love pesto! And I love sandwiches. I wnana try this recipe this weekend. It looks like heaven!

    28/04/2016 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Stacey Eckert (@HomemakerStacey)

    I would love this! This would be perfect to bring to work for lunch tomorrow!

    28/04/2016 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Euge Nia

    I love Italian food, especially pasta with pesto and parmesan! I would have never thought of making a chicken sandwich with pesto! What a great idea! Pinned your post!

    28/04/2016 at 11:41 am
  • Reply xotheurbancat

    What a great recipe! I should try this one. I think with this sandwich, I’ll be able to make my husband eat chicken. Hehe.

    30/04/2016 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Psychic Nest

    Hi Janella,

    Perfect for lunch or snack! Needless to say that I love chicken sandwiches so I am all up for it! Thank you for the recipe!


    01/05/2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Laura Hartley (@WhatsHotBlog)

    This looks super tasty! I’m trying to bring my own lunch to work everyday and this would be a great option 🙂

    02/05/2016 at 8:48 am
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