If you’re on the hunt for a sandwich that’ll make your taste buds throw a party, you’re in for a treat. Our Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Sandwiches are like a flavor explosion between two perfectly toasted ciabatta rolls. We’re talking juicy chicken, dreamy mozzarella, zesty pesto, and a bunch of other goodies that’ll have you drooling before you even take a bite.
Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich Recipe
- 2 large chicken breasts butterflied and pounded flat
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- Seasoning for Chicken:
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 6 oz. fresh mozzarella cut into thick slices
- 8 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- About 1/3 cup of your favorite pesto
- Let’s start by giving those chicken breasts some love. Butterfly them and give them a little TLC with a flattening session. We want them to be thin and fabulous.
- Shake things up by mixing paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle that mix all over the chicken, making sure it’s partying on both sides.
- Heat up a pan, add a splash of avocado oil, and let’s get those chicken breasts sizzling. Cook them until they’re golden brown and doing a happy dance.
- Time for the ciabatta rolls to join the party. Pop them in the pan and press them down with your magical fingers until they’re golden and crispy. Then, give them a well-deserved break on the sidelines.
- Now comes the fun part – assembling! Lay those ciabatta rolls on a baking sheet and start spreading the mayo love on the bottom halves.
- Arugula, come on down! Sprinkle some of that vibrant goodness onto the mayo-covered rolls.
- The chicken takes the stage next. Place those golden beauties on the arugula, and let’s make them feel at home.
- Cherry tomatoes, you’re up! Give them a happy place on the chicken, cut side up, so they can share their juicy vibes.
- Say cheese! Load up the fresh mozzarella slices onto the tomatoes. It’s like building a flavor skyscraper.
- Pesto, you saucy thing. Slather that pesto goodness on the top halves of the ciabatta rolls, and don’t hold back!
- Drumroll, please. Set your oven to broil mode, and let’s get those sandwiches a little toasty. Only the bottom halves get the broiler spotlight – just until the mozzarella starts melting into a gooey masterpiece.
- Remove the bottom halves from the oven and give them a round of applause. The top halves can sit this one out – no broiler action for them.
- Carefully place the top halves over the cheesy, melty goodness and press gently.
- Get ready to taste the magic! Your Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Sandwiches are ready to steal the show.
- Warm-Up Chicken: Let the chicken soak in the room vibes before cooking for even juicier results.
- Chicken TLC: Pound that chicken to make it tender and spread the seasoning love evenly.
- Toast Tango: Give those ciabatta rolls a golden tan by pressing them down while toasting.
- Broil Brilliance: Keep an eye on the sandwiches under the broiler to avoid any accidental over-crisping.
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