Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches #BrunchWeek

Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches - Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

Today is my last 2018 #BrunchWeek post, the end of my 3rd #BrunchWeek. And one of these years, I’ll finish all of my posts before the week officially starts. 🙂


April was busier than expected and nothing went according to plan. I’m so busy that I hate when I have to do things more than once. But several times during the month, I had to run the same errand twice, make phone calls multiple times… I even had a couple of recipes not go as planned, which was super annoying. But luckily, today’s recipe was one that worked out perfectly the first time. Because I really didn’t have time to make it again.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

I couldn’t let #BrunchWeek pass without a hearty, savory dish for you. Last year, it was breakfast burritos (so good!) but this year, I went more on the lunch side of brunch. Simple but bursting with flavor. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches.

There are several things I like about this recipe – apart from the flavor. The pesto is full of bright flavors but it also takes just a few minutes to whip up, freezes well (freeze in an ice cube tray for single-serving portions, or in a mason jar for a larger portion), and can serve dual purpose as a sauce for pasta. The sandwich itself is great for using up leftover chicken or salad and it can be as easy or as complicated as you want. I went the semi-homemade route with store-bought rotisserie chicken and rolls this time around, but you could totally make all of the components from scratch and serve them fresh if you wanted to.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches - Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

Finally, don’t forget to scroll down to enter our #BrunchWeek giveaway – you could win 1 of 7 prizes – as well as see what my blogging friends have created for you today.

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches - Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Author Liz

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Pesto:

  • 1-10 oz. jar Cento sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Ingredients for the Sandwich:

  • Roll or bread I used ciabatta rolls
  • Lettuce or spinach
  • Cooked chicken breast - from a rotisserie chicken or deli counter

Instructions

Make the Pesto:

  1. Separate sun dried tomatoes from the oil, but reserve the oil.
  2. Place sun dried tomatoes, garlic and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until mostly chopped. Scrape down sides of bowl and add 3 Tbs. reserved oil, and pulse again.

Assemble the Sandwich:

  1. Spread sun dried tomato pesto on top and bottom of roll. I used about a tablespoon for each. Add lettuce/spinach and chicken. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes:

  • This recipe makes about 3/4 c. sun dried tomato pesto.
  • Pesto also makes a wonderful sauce for pasta. I’d just recommend adding a bit more oil if using it to coat pasta.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Sandwiches - Sun dried tomato pesto gives a standard chicken sandwich a HUGE flavor boost.

Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

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Green Apple Smoothie from The PinterTest Kitchen
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