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Caprese Chicken Sandwich

Try a delicious caprese chicken sandwich for breakfast or lunch. Juicy pesto baked chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is sandwiched in crusty ciabattas for an Italian style sandwich you will love.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: caprese, chicken, mozzarella, pesto, sandwich, tomato
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: cheap


  • 4 ciabattas (or other sandwich bread)
  • 2 chicken breast fillets (350 g)
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 ball of mozzarella (125 g)
  • 8 leaves of basil


  • Preheat an oven to 390 °F / 200 °C / 190 °C fan oven.
  • Spread the pesto on both sides of the chicken fillets, coating them evenly in a thin layer. Place them on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is all cooked through the middle. The internal temperature should reach 74 °C or 165 °F.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, allow it to cool down for a few minutes, then slice it thinly.
  • Layer the sandwich with sliced chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and optionally spinach. Enjoy immediately, or store it in a refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.


  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken has cooked through. This will help you to achieve perfect, juicy chicken!
  • Use high quality bread and produce to give the sandwich the best flavors.
  • Ciabattas are a great choice for bread, but you can use your favorite.
  • Leftover sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 2 days. You may be able to store them for even longer if you store all the ingredients separate, and assemble the sandwiches when you’re ready to eat them.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg