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

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

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


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


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.

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

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35 comments on “Chicken Pesto Sandwich”

  1. 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?! 😛

  2. This sound absolutely delicious! I might need some more bacon though 😉

  3. Mmmm! Sounds so good!! Perfect summer sandwich!

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

  5. Droooooooooling over here!! Do you deliver?

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

  7. Look at this!! I love pesto and pretzel rolls?! I am sold!! Awesome recipe 🙂

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. Best chicken sandwich ever? Yes!!

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

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

  14. Perfect summer sandwich to share with family and friends!

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

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

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

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