Chicken Pesto Sandwich

It’s so hard to talk about the great things in my life when so many families are dealing with hardships in Oklahoma.  I’m a total sap when I hear a touching story or see a sad picture.  Now that I have my own child these stories move me even more.  I look around and see my beautiful house standing along with the others in our subdivision.  Our dogs are running around the yard and house without a care in the world.  Olivia is rolling all over the floor and my husband and I are relaxing with a beer in our hands on our back porch.  These are the simple moments in life that can instantly be torn from any one of us with out notice.

I know that WE WANT to help out any way that we can and many others do too.  Ree wrote several ways of helping out on her blog yesterday and I highly suggest taking some time to see how you can help donate to families in need.

With all of these storms popping up lately it definitely makes you take a step back and realize just how IMPORTANT family time really is.  It’s not the materialistic things in life that makes us happy but LIFE itself.

These chicken pesto sandwiches are perfect for Summer and getting your family together to spend time in the backyard.

Enjoy ~ Meagan

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

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Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Grilled chicken topped with bacon, cheese and of course pesto then smashed between a pretzel bun.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 large chicken breast, sliced in half
salt and pepper
2 pretzel buns
4 slices of baked bacon
2 slices Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese
2 tsp basil pesto
2 slices tomato

Directions:

Preheat the grill.
Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
Place on the grill and cook until done (about 15-20 minutes)
When chicken is almost done place the pretzel buns face down onto the grill to toast.
Remove the buns and slather the top portion with the basil pesto.
Build the sandwich with bun, chicken, bacon, cheese, tomato, pesto and top bun.

If you are looking to make pretzel buns yourself I highly recommend you check out this recipe.

   

34 Responses to “Chicken Pesto Sandwich”

  1. 1
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

    You’re sooo sweet <3

    These sandwiches sound perfect! I swear I just need you to like make me food. While I play with your baby. Win win right?! :P

    Reply

    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

      You know I would be up for that! We need to make it happen

      Reply

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 22, 2013 at 7:40 am

    This sound absolutely delicious! I might need some more bacon though ;)

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      My husband said the exact same thing. I then told him that I actually made more but had to test it out!

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    Tieghan — May 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Mmmm! Sounds so good!! Perfect summer sandwich!

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      Yes I totally want to make it again tonight.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

    My family would love this!

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      It’s perfect for any family.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I want to take a totally unladylike bite out of one of these!! Oh dang…

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

      Oh I did take an unlady like bite out of this!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Droooooooooling over here!! Do you deliver?

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      It depends do you deliver as well. I’m willing to work with you on this.

      Reply

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I’m all over this! I’ve made Cassie’s pretzel rolls (So delish!) so combine them with chicken, pesto & cheese? I die…

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

      I’m a sucker over any sandwich made with pretzel rolls.

      Reply

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    RavieNomNoms — May 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Look at this!! I love pesto and pretzel rolls?! I am sold!! Awesome recipe :-)

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    • azestybite replied: — May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Thanks girl! The pretzel rolls definitely helped out with this recipe.

      Reply

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    Angie — May 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    OMG, these are to doe for, and I’m too really sad about Oklahoma.

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    katie — May 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I am right there with you… I hear a sad story and I cry right along with the people. Hugs to Oklahoma! p.s.. these sammies look so good!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    This looks so good! I love everything about it down to those pretzel buns!

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    Sues — May 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Best chicken sandwich ever? Yes!!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I love everything about this! The pretzel rolls are like the cherry on top!

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    • azestybite replied: — May 23rd, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      I agree with you completely.

      Reply

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    Jarome — May 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I love how you use pesto to make this sandwich stand out. Thanks for making me hungry right now. :)

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    • azestybite replied: — May 23rd, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      Thanks it was definitely a hit at our house.

      Reply

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Perfect summer sandwich to share with family and friends!

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    Sue Harrell — May 23, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    That looks amazing!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I’m all about these flavors. I love that you put them on pretzel rolls, too!

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    ashley - baker by nature — May 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    There is no way I wouldn’t just LOVE this sammie!

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    • azestybite replied: — May 24th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

      We are actually eating this for dinner again tonight!

      Reply

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    aimee @ like mother like daughter — May 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

    this sandwich looks like absolute perfection. chicken, bacon, cheese, pesto – perfection. I am pinning this!

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    • azestybite replied: — May 29th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

      Thanks! We actually ate this two nights in a row because we liked it so much.

      Reply

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