Pesto Chicken Caprese Sammy. Girl and the Kitchenv

Pesto Chicken Caprese Sammy

Servings 4 Sandwiches


  • 1 recipe of my basil pesto
  • 4 ciabatta buns toasted
  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts
  • 2 balls of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 large beef steak tomato sliced
  • Kosher pickles as the perfect side dish.


  • Preheat oven to 450-degrees
  • Slather pesto sauce onto the chicken breasts, making sure to get under the skin.
  • Let stand for at least an hour. You can also do this the night before.
  • Slice up tomatoes and mozzarella.
  • Roast chicken for 18 minutes or until juices run clear. Let cool.
  • Remove the chicken off of the bone and remove the skin.
  • Slice chicken breasts against the grain in large, flat pieces.
  • Toast up the ciabatta under the broiler quickly so they are nice and crisp. Slice them in half so there is a top and a bottom.
  • Smear pesto liberally onto the top and bottom pieces of bread.
  • Place chicken down first, then mozzarella and finally tomato slices.
  • Smoosh sandwich, bite and smile.
  • This sandwich can also be made pannini style if so desired.