Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Coated with a simple basil mayo, the chicken in this open-face sandwich would also be good chopped and tossed into a salad or served alongside rice and fresh vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Reserve 4 basil leaves. Whirl mayonnaise, remaining basil, garlic, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a food processor until smooth.

Step 2

Sandwich chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet until 1/4 in. thick.

Step 3

Grill chicken, basting each side with some of mayo mixture and turning as needed, until cooked through and well browned, about 8 minutes.

Step 4

Brush one side of bread with a little mayo mixture; grill bread on both sides.

Step 5

Lay chicken on mayo side of bread. Top each sandwich with a tomato slice and a basil leaf and serve the remaining mayo on the side.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich without extra mayo.

Ratings & Reviews

Ravenelle's Review

July 16, 2014
Absolutely Amazing!!

Adams704's Review

May 06, 2014
We love this recipe and make it regularly during the week and when family members come to visit. It's easy, fresh and very flavorful!

valgt12's Review

August 21, 2013
Absolutely Delicious. My 14 month old said UMMM. Definite keeper. Fresh basil is a must for this to work. The only change I made was I added an extra tsp of Garlic. I like garlic, I don't know if this enhanced the mayo at all but I would make it the same way next time

NancyHW's Review

August 22, 2011
This is an awesome recipe for the fresh basil, garlic and tomatoes from your garden. Even my 1 year old loves it. The only thing that I have changed about the recipe is add 2 cloves of garlic instead of just 1. I also coat the chicken breast in the morning of the day we plan to eat them. Great sides are sweet potato fries and fresh fruit salad.

Annietee33's Review

December 28, 2010
Yummy & easy! My fiance was eating the mayo like it was ice cream!

Hondo1's Review

August 24, 2010
I'm always looking for something new to spice up a chicken sandwich, and this is it! The basil spread should also be good on tomato and cucumber sandwiches, and various panini sandwiches. Will keep a batch in the fridge all summer.

ModernHostess's Review

August 24, 2010
I will definitely make this meal again. I love using fresh ingredients from my garden and this recipe was perfect for this. A wonderful summer meal. Delish!