‘Delicious’ Chicken pesto sandwiches recipe

Join us in making these delicious chicken pesto sandwiches that are super simple and packed full of flavour.

Chicken pesto sandwiches

Cake Bake

Serves 8 

Level: Easy 


100 g sieved tomato sauce

15 ml olive oil

1 tsp Italian herbs


350 g flour

6 g instant yeast

5 g of salt

45 ml sunflower oil

190 ml water



450 g chicken thighs 

3 g paprika powder

5 g of salt

2 g black pepper

3 g garlic powder

15 ml olive oil



1 tomato


 grated cheese

 herb butter 

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Chicken pesto sandwiches

Join us in making these delicious chicken pesto sandwiches that are super simple and packed full of flavour. The recipe below is for a serving of 8 and is an easy recipe to follow. The chicken pesto sandwich makes for a great snack at a party. The perfect way to see in the New Year. 

Chicken pesto sandwiches

The recipe

Put the flour, yeast, salt, sunflower oil in a deep bowl and add the water. Knead all ingredients together for about 10/15 minutes until combined. The dough is a little sticky, but that’s okay.

Cover the dough and let it rise for an hour or until it has doubled in size.

Cut the chicken into large chunks and place in a deep bowl. Add the paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and olive oil.

Bake the chicken for a few minutes.

Put the sieved tomato sauce in a bowl and add the olive oil and Italian herbs, mix them together until smooth.

Cut the mozzarella and tomato into slices.

Turn the dough onto a floured work surface. Divide the dough into 8 pieces (±72 grams each). Make balls of it.

Sprinkle some flour on the work surface and roll out the dough into an oval (20 by 14 cm).

Immediately place the dough on a baking paper-lined baking tray. Spread some tomato sauce on it followed by chicken, pesto, mozzarella, tomato and some grated cheese.

Fold in the sides of the dough.

Place the pesto chicken sandwiches in a preheated oven at 200℃ for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on the oven after 15 minutes as every oven works differently.

Chicken pesto sandwiches
Chicken pesto sandwiches

Vegan Tip

This recipe can be made vegan or vegetarian with a few simple alterations – swap out the chicken for Tofu and looks for other alternatives to the cheese. 

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