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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pesto Mayo

This sandwich was nice for a quick weeknight family meal. Its a good mix-up to an original ordinary sandwich. Jack thought that they were hard to eat on the Ciabatta. He thinks they would be easier for kids to eat on a softer style roll. I liked the Ciabatta flavor and texture, but agreed with Jack it is quiet the mouthful. The one perk of buying Ciabatta bulk par-baked at Costco is that I can under bake them slightly so the crust isn't so crisp.

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pesto Mayo

1/4 cup Basil Pesto (I buy mine in bulk at Costco and then divide it up into 1/4 cup baggies and freeze them. We use it for a pasta sauce too.)
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (or 8-10 tenders depending on how many sandwiches you need)
4 Ciabatta rolls or French rolls, split horizontally (I buy my Ciabatta by the case at Costco too and split it with some one)
8 Thin slices provolone or other Italian cheese

Preheat grill or broiler. Spread 3 Tablespoons pest over chicken breast. Place remaining pesto and mayo in small bowl and combine until smooth. Chill until ready to use. Grill the chicken for 5 minutes over medium high heat; turn over. Grill for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Spread pesto mayo over bread and top with chicken and cheese. Add lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and onions if desired.

Serves 4-6 depending on the size of your eaters! :-)

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