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Chicken pesto sandwich

Published on March 21, 2014, by in Recipes.

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Every month, on or around payday, we have Payday Potluck at work. We all bring in food, sit around a big table, eat and enjoy each other’s company. It’s really very nice.

Although, sometimes I stress about what to bring. We usually have a lot of options for side dishes and desserts, but not always main dishes. Several of us commute to work which makes bringing things in a little more complicated.

I decided to make pesto chicken then assemble it into a delicious sandwich for people at work. My Sandwich Artistry skills coming into play years after I stopped working at Subway.

The chicken is simple enough to make. I baked up a bunch of chicken breasts in the oven. Let them cook, then slice them thin.

In a separate bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise per 1/2 cup of pesto per pound of chicken.  Toss with chicken to coat well. You can make this up to a day or 2 ahead of time. Add more or less of the sauce depending on your preference.

The next day at work, I sliced a large baguette in half. I spread a little plain pesto on the inside of one half of the bread then toasted the bread.

Once the bread was toasted, I piled on some chicken.

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Then, I topped it with slices of fresh mozzarella, slices of tomato, a little salt and pepper.

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Then leaves of fresh basil. Top with the other piece of baguette. Slice into sections for people to enjoy.

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The great thing about this is that you can make as many or as few of these as you need. They are fast to make and a total crowd pleaser. Great for showers and parties.

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