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Cheesy Grilled Pesto Chicken and Sundried Tomato Sandwich

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Turn on the grill & whip up this cheesy pesto chicken sandwich made with LAND O LAKES® Sharp Cheddar American Blend!

If I could profess my love to melty, cheesy sandwiches, I totally would. I practically have a different sandwich a day at work because of the proliferous amount of sandwich shops near my office and now with food trucks taking over the city, there’s even more sandwich love to give! However, as much as I love eating sandwiches made by a café or food truck, I must say that making it at home is way better and I can control the toppings, the type of cheese I use, and basically every ingredient.

The one ingredient combo that I completely, utterly adore is pesto and sundried tomatoes. I don’t exactly know when this love affair started but I would try to figure out different ways to combine it in everything I ate: in pastas, in sandwiches, in cereal. Just kidding on that last one, but you see what I mean? Obsessed.

Turn on the grill & whip up this cheesy pesto chicken sandwich made with LAND O LAKES® Sharp Cheddar American Blend!

I feel that is key to a warm sandwich – you can’t have cheese that is rock hard and so stiff that it doesn’t melt and give you that gooey effect.

I LOVE a good SHARP cheddar and it’s typically what I always go for.

Turn on the grill & whip up this cheesy pesto chicken sandwich made with LAND O LAKES® Sharp Cheddar American Blend!

A bold and cheesy pesto chicken sandwich with sundried tomatoes!

Cheesy Grilled Pesto Chicken and Sundried Tomato Sandwich

Turn on the grill & whip up this cheesy pesto chicken sandwich!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 2 sandwiches
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Ingredients 

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup of basil pesto, divided, homemade, or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 4 slices of Land O Lakes Sharp Cheddar American Blend
  • 4 slices of bread

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill on high.
  • Using 1/4 cup of basil pesto, brush chicken breasts with pesto.
  • Grill the chicken breasts until cooked through (the insides reaching 160 degrees Fahrenheit). Before you bring the chicken inside, place 2 slices of cheese on each chicken breast and close the lid of the grill to let it melt.
  • To assemble the sandwich: place one chicken breast on one slice of bread, top with bit of the remaining basil pesto then top with 1 tablespoon of sundried tomatoes. Place the other slice of bread on top. Repeat with the other sandwich.

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Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sandwich recipe, homemade sandwich

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Recipe Rating




Donna Laberge

Thursday 13th of August 2015

I can't wait to try this sandwich,I love pesto so I'm sure it is going to be delicious !

Lisa Huff

Friday 8th of August 2014

Looks great!

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

It looks sooo good, just perfect. I'm making it!

Veronica

Monday 4th of August 2014

OMG! I made this tonight and my husband and I devoured them! I had to substitute provolone because we didn't have cheddar but it was still delicious! This one's a keeper

Julie

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

I'm so glad you and your husband loved it!

Francesca

Monday 4th of August 2014

You said if you could, you would, but you did and you SHOULD. Because melted cheese is always winning, and so is this sandwich.