Rating: 4.75 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Tender chunks of chicken breast are cooked together with onion, zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper, and pesto sauce for a flavorful sandwich filling that will satisfy a hungry crowd.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chicken, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat.

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  • Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until chicken begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add yellow bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and balsamic vinegar and cook until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir mushrooms and 1 tablespoon basil into chicken mixture and cook until mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese and pesto sauce; toss to coat. Stir in cherry tomatoes and cook until warmed through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Spoon chicken mixture into toasted buns and top each sandwich with 1/4 cup feta cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil.

Nutrition Facts

525 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 26.9g; cholesterol 65mg; sodium 959.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2013
I loved this! Great way to use up left over chicken too. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2013
I loved this! Great way to use up left over chicken too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2013
I have made this a few times for my partner and he hates vegetables but he will eat this because it is so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
This was yummy. Used this for some leftover chicken we had. I used white balsamic instead and no feta and melted provolone on the top. Really hearty sandwich. Great way to get extra veggies into my husband! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2013
Very good. All the veggie haters ate the whole thing. Will be serving this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2020
I had the highest hopes for this one. The ingredients seemed perfect. Here’s my issue. I used a Dutch oven to brown the chicken. Once I added the onion and pepper, I had to turn down the heat significantly because the browned bits on the bottom kept getting browner. So by the end I had a very brown slightly burned tasting filling. I added more pesto then called for and I still couldn’t taste much of it. The pros- great amount of filling, nice bite sized pieces. If you are making this, don’t brown your chicken too much. Get it cooked through then add the rest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
Perfecto! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
Excellent sandwich! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2016
The only thing I changed was to omit the mushrooms (I don't care for them). But this was awesome sauce! Hubby even was surprised at how good it was!! Make it as is and you will be happy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
Very good. Definitely making this again soon. Read More