4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

This mozzarella chicken sandwich provides two grain servings from the ciabatta, a little more than two servings of meat from the chicken, and half a dairy serving from the cheese. Serve with orange wedges and baked chips.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl, stirring to blend.

Step 2

Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken to cutting board, and cool slightly. Cut chicken lengthwise into thin slices.

Step 3

Preheat broiler.

Step 4

Cut ciabatta in half horizontally. Place bread, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove bread from pan. Spread pesto mixture evenly over cut sides of bread. Arrange the chicken slices evenly over bottom half. Top chicken evenly with basil leaves, and sprinkle cheese over top. Place bottom half on baking sheet, and broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Arrange bell pepper and tomato over cheese, and cover with top half of bread. Cut into 4 equal pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

chrisnlia's Review

December 11, 2014
It really is not just a sandwich. I used red pepper pesto and fresh red peppers for some crunch - delicious.

Renee5732's Review

August 06, 2014
Got rave reviews!! Awesome sandwich. Used italian "twin" rolls and some homeade pesto.

IoneTaylor's Review

July 11, 2014
This sandwich makes a fast, tasty meal. I had some leftovers on hand, so I used the recipe more as a template. I toasted a french baguette, mixed mayo with traditional basil pesto, piled on shredded rotisserie chicken, fresh spinach and mozzarella and topped it with fresh tomato from the farmers market. Yum!

tshrimpy's Review

June 17, 2014
This sandwich was delicious! My husband can be picky and he loved this. I couldn't find sun-dried tomato pesto, so we used basil pesto and it was yum!

seaside725's Review

May 30, 2014
Yes, this was a wonderful weeknight meal. I also followed the recipe exactly as it was written. The flavors were great. I will be making this again.

StepMom's Review

March 27, 2014
Yes, it's outstanding. Make it exactly as directed. You won't be disappointed.

KarenGentsch's Review

January 07, 2013

KarenWard's Review

August 02, 2012
Like the other reviewers, this was an awesome sandwich with great flavor! Made it two days in a row, it was that good! Stop reading and go mark it! :)

taunyac's Review

May 30, 2012

Adshehan's Review

May 08, 2012