Pesto Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Take the famous caprese salad and transform it into a tasty sandwich with a handful of ingredients!

Pesto Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 2 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 heirloom tomato

  • 1 (8 ounce) container fresh mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup basil pesto, divided

  • 4 ciabatta rolls


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees C (190 degrees C).

  2. Thinly slice chicken breasts in half and season with Italian seasoning and salt. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Cut heirloom tomato and mozzarella cheese into four 1/3-inch thick slices. Set out tomato slices on a baking sheet and top with mozzarella slices. Add to oven and bake for the last 10 minutes with the chicken. Remove chicken from oven.

  5. Turn oven to broil and broil tomatoes and cheese, until cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes. If desired, add ciabatta buns and toast under the broiler until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. To assemble the sandwiches, place a chicken filet onto the ciabatta bun, top with tomato and melted mozzarella, and 1 tablespoon pesto.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
22g Fat
34g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 711mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 32g
Potassium 335mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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