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Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Basil Pesto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 518 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce divided
  • 2 bunches fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 bunch leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 6 oz provolone cheese
  • 8 slices Dave's Killer Bread
  1. 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!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 545mg24%
Potassium 419mg12%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 294mg29%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.