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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pesto Mayo

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Pesto MayoPerfect for a weeknight family meal, indoor entertaining or even tailgating, these sandwiches offer a festive, yet casual approach to mealtime. The easy-to-prepare pesto spread creates a delicious alternative to the ordinary sandwich spread - delighting taste buds in every bite.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil - divided use
8 (4 to 5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup mayonnaise (light or regular)
8 ciabatta bread or French rolls, split horizontally
8 thin slices provolone or other Italian cheese

Suggested Accompaniments:
Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. Spread 3 tablespoons pesto over chicken breasts. Place remaining pesto and mayonnaise in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Spoon into squeeze bottle or covered container and keep chilled until ready for use.
  3. Grill or broil chicken for 5 minutes over medium heat; turn over. Grill or broil for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  4. Spread pesto mayo over bread; top with chicken and cheese. Add lettuce, sliced tomato and sliced red onion, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.