Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Red Pepper Pesto

I wanted to make something simple, but tasty for dinner the other night. I had chicken breasts & left over hamburger buns on hand, so I decided to make Grilled Chicken Sandwiches. I was trying to think of something to put on them to make them "special" and had an "AHA" moment when I spotted a jar of roasted red peppers. I made the Red Pepper Pesto from a previous recipe & used it as a spread on the sandwich and it was OH SO TASTY!!


* Chicken Breast
* Light Italian Dressing
* Caramelized Onions
* Red Pepper Pesto from Shrimp Pizza Recipe (Red Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil, EVOO & lemon juice)
* Lettuce
* Tomatoes, sliced
* Hamburger Buns (or other bread)


1. Marinate chicken breasts in Italian dressing for at least 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, make Red Pepper Pesto and caramelize the onions (see below).

3. Remove chicken from marinade & grill on medium-high heat (about 6 min. per side).

4. If desired, butter & toast buns or bread.

5. Spread pesto on both halves of the bun. Be generous.

Then layer with chicken, lettuce, caramelized onions & tomatoes.

6. Enjoy!

My Tid-Bits:

* For the pesto, I only made a half recipe. It was PLENTY.

* To caramelize onions, thinly slice an onion & saute on medium-low heat with 2 Tbsp. butter until golden brown. This usually takes about 25 minutes.

* I also marinated a pork chop & made it into a sandwich for The Hubs. He said it was good, too!

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