We thought this was a great recipe! The pesto had a lot of flavor. Already had a jar on hand which did contain a little oil, so after thoroughly draining I cut the amount of oil called for in half (may even eliminate all together next time unless using brine only artichokes). I didn't bother measuring out "3 oz" of bread so just eye-balled it based on the amount of pesto I had; we had a very satisfying meal for what I think are the calories listed or less. Served with grilled zucchini and a ceaser side salad. To mix things up next time, I may try it with grilled mushrooms instead of chicken!
Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto
KathrynNC Posted: 04/15/13
rcmorgan87 Posted: 04/17/13
Honestly is it worth of a special occasion, no probably not, but it was really good. When i see a 3, I don't try it, but this one is really good. I just toasted the bread and didn't mess with the broiler. Easy quick weekday meal that both kids (8 and 6) ate without a problem.
daneanp Posted: 06/23/13
These were pretty good. I went a little overboard on the garlic in the pesto and it kinda killed the artichoke flavor a little. I'd definitely try this again; maybe add some green onion and/or tomato to the sandwich.
Beccaroo73 Posted: 05/04/13
Quick and yummy. Loved the artichoke pesto. Like everyone else, I had artichokes packed in oil, so just left out the olive oil. I thought the pesto had a bit too strong of a mayo taste, so will probably reduce the mayo next time. And there is really no need to waste the energy heating the whole oven requires for broiling...just pop the bread in the toaster!
carolfitz Posted: 04/26/13
Really good spread, deeply flavored and super-easy to prep. Made with drained jarred-in-oil artichoke hearts so we used fat-free mayo and omitted the olive oil. Assembled using toasted rosemary bread. Served with an escarole/grape salad. Very nice lunch.
ChandraB Posted: 05/21/13
Make an extra batch of this pesto, it's delicious! The chicken is so tasty too.
GayleBruno Posted: 05/03/13
Used the leftover pesto as a dip with crackers. It was delicious and loved by all who tasted it. I later took it to a women's gathering as a dip and got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I made double the recipe and used a full size food processor. It made a creamy dip rather than a chunky pesto.
Jane1019 Posted: 11/13/13
Excellent and easy using a rotisserie chicken or chicken breast from the deli.
erikisst Posted: 07/29/13
Instead of cooking chicken breasts, I bought and pulled apart a rotisserie chicken from Publix. It made this a seriously fast and easy meal! I didn't have any parsley on hand and decided it was worth buying for only a few tablespoons. For a more visually appealing sandwich the bit of green is needed. Otherwise, the sandwich looks a bit bland. Don't let looks deceive though because the taste was delicious! This is a great weeknight meal! Will for sure make again!
CArmst Posted: 06/24/13
The artichoke pesto was a huge hit when I served it as a dip for crackers/toast on a couple of occasions! The sandwiches were good, too, but the pesto really made the dish.