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Creamy Chicken Pesto Sandwiches

An image of prepared Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwiches made with chicken, Prego® Creamy Basil Pesto Sauce, mozzarella, arugula and French baguette.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 25 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 476 1 serving

The big sandwich for dinner- what's better?  This Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwiches is a simple and perfect example, with sauteed chicken in creamy pesto sauce, layered with fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers and arugula, all on a crusty baguette.  No special equipment needed, just saute the chicken, assemble and bake.  The basil flavors in the pesto make this recipe pop- hope today is big sandwich day at your house!


  • 1 1/2 pounds thin-sliced skinless boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (amount divided in recipe steps below)
  • 1 jar (14.5 ounces) Prego® Creamy Basil Pesto Sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh whole milk mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups roasted red bell pepper cut into thin strips (from a 16-ounce jar)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 French baguette (12 ounces), cut in half lengthwise


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400°F.  While the oven is heating, season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides and done.  Add the sauce and heat to a boil.  Turn the chicken to coat with the sauce.

  • Step 3

    Mix the arugula and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Place the baguette halves, cut-side up, on a rimmed baking sheet.  Arrange the chicken on the bottom half.  Top with about 1/2 cup sauce from the skillet (reserve the remaining sauce for dipping, if desired).  Top with the cheese.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Remove to a cutting board.  Top the cheese with the roasted peppers, arugula mixture and top baguette half.  Cut crosswise into 6 pieces.  Serve with the reserved sauce for dipping.

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Calories 476
Total Fat 21 g
Sat. Fat 8.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 996 mg
Total Carb 36 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugar 5 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 16 %DV
Potassium 9 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.