Inspired by Al’s Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe
My first job out of college was in the Financial District, and just like everyone else who works there, I quickly learned that Al’s of State Street is a great place to grab lunch. This chicken pesto sandwich recipe is inspired by Al’s, who fed me during some of my most formative years.
Alas, I now work in the suburbs and can no longer venture out at lunchtime for that iconic yellow bagged lunch.
Instead, I make my own version of one of my favorites from Al’s, their chicken pesto sandwich. This chicken pesto sandwich recipe is extremely easy to prepare, involving only 3 steps.
You can easily grill a bunch of chicken at once and have this sandwich meal prepped for an entire week. I personally find that this sandwich is very filling and the grilled chicken is a healthy choice.
All you need is a good ciabatta loaf or rolls, decent pesto, and grilled chicken breast. That’s it! I toast this sandwich in my Sharp Supersteam Oven for 7-8 minutes at 375F, and it’s good to go.
Easy Chicken Pesto Sandwich Recipe
This easy chicken pesto sandwich recipe is inspired by one of my favorite lunch places in downtown Boston, Al’s of State Street.
- 1/2 lbs grilled chicken
- 3 tbsp pesto sauce
- 1/5 ciabatta loaf or one roll
Slice 2.5 lbs chicken breast into small pieces, then grill on a grill pan on medium-high heat for 45 minutes.
Cut your sandwich bread or roll in half and spread 1.5 tbsp pesto on each piece.
Arrange 1/2 lb of the grilled chicken onto your bread, like pictured, and toast open-faced in your toaster oven for 7-8 minutes at 375F.