Pesto Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough

You’re going to love this pesto chicken sandwich. Sourdough, toasted in olive oil and topped with grilled chicken, pesto, Swiss cheese, and fresh tomatoes. A perfect easy and attractive dinner for guests or a cozy night in.

You might notice that there are only one and a half Pesto Chicken Sandwich on Sourdoughs in these photos. That’s because I rage-ate the other half of one out of frustration in the middle of the photo shoot. If you’re going to throw an adult temper tantrum, I highly recommend doing it with one of these in your hands. It’s a delicious way to blow off a little steam.

You’ve got bright and salty pesto slathered over toasty sourdough and piled high with perfectly grilled chicken, Swiss cheese, and tomatoes. Pretty much all the best things in life in one delicious sandwich.

This is one of my favorite dinners for guests, because it’s fantastically easy, looks beautiful, and tastes so darn good. It’s also generously sized, so no one’s leaving the table hungry, and it’s a perfect way to use up extra leftover pesto you have sitting around your kitchen!


  • 1 pound (about 2 small) boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • Mayonnaise optional
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Olive oil optional


  1. Sprinkle both sides of your flattened chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat an electric counter-top grill or large skillet over medium-high heat. If using a skillet, spray with cooking spray or coat with a little olive oil. Cook chicken breasts for 5 to 8 minutes per side, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers of the breasts reads 165°Transfer chicken to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1/2-inch wide strips. Wipe out your pan.
  3. Assemble sandwiches by spreading mayonnaise (if desireand about a tablespoon of pesto over the bread. Top with chicken, tomatoes, and cheese, and brush tops and bottoms of the sandwiches lightly with olive oil or a thin layer of mayonnaise to help them brown.
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