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Chicken Pesto Sandwiches

All of my life, I’ve hated chicken salad.  HATED it.  I’d go to a church picnic and cringe when all the sandwiches were chicken salad, and it happened to me a lot growing up.  It seems though that the right mix of ingredients can change everything.  I made these sandwiches for my husband one night and figured that I’d grab something out of the freezer.  I tried just one bite, and I was hooked.  Plus, there are so many toppings you could add to these: pickles, jalapenos, roasted red peppers, you name it!  Oh and the best part?  I used my KitchenAid mixer to shred chicken for the first time!  I can’t believe how easy it was.

Chicken Pesto Sandwiches


Katie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 cups boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 0.5 cups basil pesto
  • 0.25 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 10 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 each hoagie rolls
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese


In a large bowl, stir together chicken, pesto, yogurt, lemon juice, and diced tomatoes.  Place chicken mixture on a hoagie roll and top with a slice of cheese.

Freezing Directions:

After mixing together chicken, pesto, yogurt, lemon juice, and diced tomatoes, place into a gallon freezer bag.  Label and freeze.   To serve: thaw in fridge or reheat in microwave for 30 seconds. Serve on hoagie rolls and top with a slice of cheese.

Servings: 4


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


6 Responses to “Chicken Pesto Sandwiches”

  1. laurie says:

    I’m confused – you say that this is 8 servings, yet the recipe only calls for 4 sandwich buns. is one serving half a sandwich??

  2. denise says:

    I loved this. I had chicken marinating in Italian dressing already, so I cooked it in the crockpot with the tomatoes. I had to strain out all the liquid, but it gave it a nice flavor base. Very tasty

  3. laurie says:

    I made two batches – one too freeze, and one for dinner last night. I toasted the buns in the oven and we LOVED these sandwiches! I’m even thinking if using the mix next time in a stromboli it wad that good.

  4. maryann van sickle says:

    How did people already have recipe when I thought they all came out today?

    • katie says:

      Hi Maryann, we post recipes daily but menus only come out on the 1st. This recipe went up in March and is on the Traditional April menu. Hope that helps!

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