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!

    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 (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2 chicken breasts
    • 1/2 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


    • 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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  • Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission says:

    Hello gorgeous sandwich! I think I could even devour this for breakfast – yum! I love the pesto on top. Happy Friday. :)

  • Tieghan says:

    Oh my gosh, this sandwich look incredible! I am all about melty cheese and these summer flavors!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    Um, so this sandwich, I would marry it if I wasn’t already hitched.
    Maybe I could just run away with it and elope, and not tell my husband?
    That melty cheese is causing my brain to think of crazy things. Pinned!

    • Julie says:

      I won’t tell if you don’t tell ;) the melty cheese is worth running away with, hehe..thank you lady!!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Loooove Land O Lakes, this cheesy sandwich looks to die for! xo

  • Maria says:

    I want this for lunch!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    i would love a panini press.

  • Heather Christo says:

    oh Julie- if I could, I would live on Grilled cheese. This one looks amazing!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    This is an awesome idea. Pesto and cheese = heaven!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Yes please to pesto and sundried tomatoes, sandwich perfection!

  • Gaby says:

    Totally my kind of sandwich!

  • Dawn (Nana) says:

    Thanks for this wonderful idea. I love pest and I love sun-dried tomatoes. The two together with grilled chicken and melty cheese really gets my saliva going. Must try this tomorrow!

  • Dawn (Nana) says:

    Oops! I meant I love pesto! LOL!

  • Meredith says:

    Incredibly delicious!

  • Carmen says:

    I can’t find the recipe for this sandwich. Could you post it. Went to the land o lakes site and searched and said no results.

    • Julie says:

      Sorry, completely slipped my mind, Carmen! It’s posted now.

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle says:

    Oh yum!! This sandwich looks ah-mazing! I have been having the biggest craving for the sundried tomato & pest combo too. Perfect!

  • marla says:

    Oh MY! I want one of these for breakfast!!

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says:

    Julie this looks amazing! I was just thinking I’d make chicken sandwiches today and then you come up with this totally amazing recipe! Great minds think alike girl!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Oh my!!! That melty oozy cheese is seriously calling my name! Swap out the tomatoes with bacon and I’d be in heaven ;)

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Oh my gosh I want this Sandwich right now. For breakfast!!!

  • sara says:

    This sandwich looks so yummy! I have been eating so much pesto lately…yum! :)

  • Rachel Cooks says:

    This looks dreamy!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This sandwich looks amazing! LOVE that combo of sundried tomatoes and pesto. I want it now! :)

  • Francesca says:

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

  • Veronica says:

    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 says:

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

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says:

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

  • Lisa Huff says:

    Looks great!

  • Donna Laberge says:

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

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