Not just any chicken sandwich, this chicken pesto sandwich combines sun-dried pesto mayo, lots of veggies, herbaceous basil and provolone cheese on a toasted baguette. When lunch calls, this baguette sandwich is the answer! It’s too good to miss.
We’re kinda obsessed with sandwiches in our home. No joke. I think we could eat them for every meal.
Bread, protein, veggies, a wicked sauce. I mean, what’s not to love, am I right?
Plus, I’m pretty sure we all have some sort of ingredients on hand at all times to make a sandwich.
Today, though, I’m sharing this baguette sandwich, specifically a chicken pesto sandwich.
Why We Love This Chicken Pesto Sandwich on Baguette
- It comes together in about 10 minutes.
- This sandwich is a great way to use leftover chicken.
- It’s such a fun summertime picnic idea.
- Of course, it’s super yummy!
Two ingredients, but incredibly yummy, this pesto mayo adds so much flavour to this chicken sandwich.
You literally combine the mayonnaise and pesto in a dish and mix until it’s incorporated.
Assembling The Sandwich
For each sandwich (this recipe makes two), cut the baguette in half, toast, and generously spread the pesto mayo over the insides of the bun.
Then it’s just a matter of topping with veggies, cooked chicken and basil.
Finish it off with some sliced provolone (because, why not cheese?), then place the top bun over top and devour!
Do I Have to Use Baguette?
Not at all! I really enjoy this chicken sandwich on a baguette, but your favourite sandwich bread would also work or even a nice ciabatta bun.
- I used sun-dried tomato pesto for the pesto mayo, but you could use a regular basil variety if you like. Heck, even my arugula pesto would work great here.
- If you want to add another element of flavour, crispy prosciutto or speck would be a yummy addition to this chicken pesto sandwich.
- Craving some spice? Add some (patted dry) banana peppers.
What to Serve with This Sandwich
More Easy Sandwich Ideas
- Turkey Panini Sandwich
- Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Chicken Prosciutto Sandwich
- Chicken Avocado Sandwich
If you make this chicken pesto sandwich on baguette, be sure to leave a comment below!
Chicken Pesto Sandwich on Baguette
- 2 (9-inch) baguettes or sandwich buns
- ½ cup baby arugula
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1 tomato, sliced
- pinch salt
- pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 5 ounces cooked chicken, chopped into bite-sized pieces, sliced or shredded (about 140 grams or a little more than ¼ of a pound)
- 8 to 10 basil leaves
- 3 to 4 slices provolone cheese
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons pesto, depending on how much pesto flavour you want
Chicken Pesto Sandwich
- Carefully cut baguettes in half lengthwise, toast to desired doneness and spread the pesto mayo (to taste) over the inside of each bun.
- Now it's time to assemble the sandwiches by dividing the ingredients between the buns. Top each bottom bun with some arugula leaves, red onion, tomato, pinch of salt and pepper, chicken, basil leaves and provolone cheese (I used 1.5 slices per sandwich). Place the top bun over top to form each sandwich. Cut each sandwich in half, if you like. Serve and enjoy!
- In a bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and pesto until well combined.
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