Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Barilla® Basil Pesto

Pesto delivers the flavor in this simple and tasty grilled chicken sandwich recipe.

Barilla Classic Basil Pesto jar

Made with

Traditional Basil Pesto

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill

  • 760
  • 46g
    Total Fat
  • 33g
    Total Carbohydrate
  • 51g


Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 2 tablespoons Barilla® Basil Pesto, divided
  • 2 multigrain bread slices, toasted
  • 2 mozzarella cheese slices, cut 1/3-inch thick
  • 1 small boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 slices plum tomato 
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • Toss chicken with 1 tablespoon pesto, salt and pepper to taste. Grill chicken until fully cooked (approximately 6-7 min. per side).
  • Meanwhile, grill bread on one side until toasted (approximately 30 seconds). Remove bread from the grill, spread remaining pesto onto un-grilled side of the bread.
  • Assemble sandwich layering one slice of cheese, chicken, cheese, tomatoes, and bread.
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