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Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwich


This Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwich is sure to become one of your favorite meals-made with a creamy pesto, red onion and a seasoned chicken breast.

Servings: Makes 1 sandwich

GREEN: 8-10 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

BLUE: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

Purple: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

 

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What ciabatta rolls do I use for this sandwich? 

I get the ciabatta rolls from Trader Joes.

Here’s a picture of the ciabatta rolls. 

Trader Joe’s sells two different ones.

Small ones for 3 points-they are 115 calories, 57 grams, 0 fat and 4 grams of protein.

They have larger ciabatta rolls which are 5 points-they are 180 calories, 1 gram of fat, 6 grams of protein.

Tip: The small ones are challenging to find at times- so if you unable to find the small ones-you can use the 5 point ones and cut them open and remove some of the inside of the ciabatta roll-using a food scale-measure the ciabatta until it reaches 57 grams which is the same measurement for the 3 point ones.

Trader Joe’s also sells French rolls that are 130 calories or 4 smartpoints, if you aren’t able to find the ciabatta rolls. 

 

I like to use my homemade pesto sauce or Trader Joe’s Pesto all Genovese mixed with light Kraft Mayo for the creamy pesto sauce. This pesto sauce is 2 points per 1 Tbsp. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ( 4 oz.) boneless, skinless, chicken thinly sliced chicken breast
  • Season with your favorite chicken seasoning like paprika, garlic powder, seasoned salt ect. (I use Daks original red seasoning.)
  • 1 Tbsp pesto sauce ( I use my homemade pesto sauce or  Trader Joe’s Pesto alla Genovese)
  • 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise ( I use light Kraft mayonnaise)
  • slices of red onion
  • 1 ciabatta roll ( I use Trader Joe’s 3 or 5 point ciabatta roll)

Directions:

  1. Season and grill chicken breast in a cast iron grill or outdoor grill. (I use this cast iron grill)
  2. Grill chicken until it’s no longer pink.
  3. Slice ciabatta rolls and place in toaster.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine pesto and mayo. Stir until both ingredients have been incorporated.
  5. Spread pesto mayo on toasted ciabatta and add onion and grilled chicken

Servings: Makes 1 sandwich

GREEN: 8-10 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

BLUE: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

Purple: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

 

Note:

Points can vary depending on what brand of ingredients you use. The point value was based off the brands I use for this recipe.

Yield: 1

Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwich

This Creamy Pesto Chicken Sandwich is sure to become one of your favorite meals-made with a creamy pesto, red onion and a seasoned chicken breast.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless,skinless, chicken thinly sliced chicken breast
  • Dash of your favorite chicken seasoning like paprika, garlic powder, seasoned salt ect. (I use Daks original red seasoning.)
  • 1 Tbsp pesto sauce ( I use HOMEMADE PESTO SAUCE or Trader Joe's)
  • 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise ( I use light Kraft mayonnaise)
  • slices of red onion
  • 1 ciabatta roll ( I use Trader Joe's 3 point ciabatta roll)

Instructions

  1. Season and grill chicken breast in a cast iron grill or outdoor grill. (I use this cast iron grill)
  2. Grill chicken until it’s no longer pink.
  3. Slice ciabatta rolls and place in toaster.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine pesto and mayo. Stir until both ingredients have been incorporated.
  5. Spread pesto mayo on toasted ciabatta and add onion and grilled chicken.

Servings: Makes 1 sandwich

GREEN: 8-10 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

BLUE: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use

PURPLE: 6-8 Smartpoints per sandwich depending on the brand of roll you use 

Notes

  1. Points can vary depending on what brand of ingredients you use. The point value was based off the brands I used for this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 11gCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 33g

marie johson

Sunday 23rd of February 2020

What a gorgeous sandwich. Can't wait to give it a try

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Wednesday 6th of March 2019

The next time you pick up the Ciabatta Rolls at TJ's, can you please insert a picture? I've been searching high and low for these 4sp rolls and I just can't locate them. Perhaps if I have a picture to take with me, they will know what I'm looking for? I can only hope. Thank you. Making this over the weekend and will use 2sp hamburger rolls that I'll toast.

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