The Easiest Pesto Chicken Sandwich

shredded chicken
pesto (store-bought or homemade!)
ciabatta roll 
provolone cheese
roma tomato slices
to make the shredded chicken, i buy thin-sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts at the store and bake them in the oven at 400ยบ for 10-12 minutes (until cooked through). to shred it, i toss it in my mixer and let the mixer to the work — that little trick saves lots of time and hand cramps from shredding it yourself! you certainly can shred it yourself with a couple forks, too. 
once the chicken is shredded, i mix in the (store-bought) pesto to evenly coat the chicken. you can use as much or as little as you like. i probably use close to 1/4 cup on a pound of chicken. what can i say, i love pesto! 
toast your ciabatta roll in the oven or toaster oven, melting the provolone cheese on it just before you’re ready to take it out of the oven. add a couple slices of roma tomatoes, a nice amount of chicken, and a pile of arugula. 
devour the sandwich. 
i love how simple and easy this sandwich is to make. i like to make something fresh for lunch everyday, but i don’t want to spend 30-45 minutes making lunch, so this chicken is perfect to keep on-hand for a week’s worth of lunches/dinners. the chicken is also really yummy on an arugula salad with some sliced roma tomatoes and drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. 

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  1. I saw this on your sisters blog back in May. Looks good.

    Posted 7.29.14 Reply
  2. This sounds SO good! Definitely will need to make this!


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