Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Basil Pesto is an easy recipe that will delight your tastebuds. It’s piled high with vegetables, chicken, cheese, and pesto.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Make sure grill grates are clean and oiled. Set up both a direct heat zone and an indirect heat zone
Brush boneless, skinless chicken breasts with olive oil. Place over direct heat and close lid. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
Using a clean brush, generously brush chicken with a some sweet chili sauce. Cook for 1 minute. Flip the chicken and brush other side with sweet chili sauce. Cook for 1 minute more. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees at the thickest part of the chicken.
Remove from grill. Allow to rest for a couple of minutes the slice the meat or pull with two forks.
In a food processor combine basil, oregano, garlic, red onion, almonds, parmesan cheese, jalapeno peppers, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse until desired consistency.
Toast bread in toaster or on grill.
Place 4 slices of bread on a large platter. Top each with lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and pesto. Place top slices on each sandwich. You can garnish with sliced jalapeno peppers or pickles.
Serve with a big old sandwich loving smile!