Italian-Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
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Store-bought pesto gives these sandwiches easy, authentic Italian flavor. It's wonderful for flavoring potatoes and eggs too.
cooking spray2 spray(s)
uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)1 pound(s), four 4 oz pieces
table salt¾ tsp, divided
black pepper⅛ tsp, freshly ground (or to taste)
uncooked red onion(s)½ small, sliced into four 1/4-inch-thick slices
plain hamburger bun4 item(s), toasted
pesto sauce4 Tbsp
roasted red peppers (packed in water)½ cup(s), drained, chopped
- Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
- Pound chicken until 1/4-inch thick. Season both sides of chicken with 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. Coat onion with cooking spray and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper.
- Place chicken and onion on grill. Cook chicken until browned and cooked through, flipping once, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cook onion until softened and grill marks appear, flipping once, about 2-3 minutes per side. Slice each piece of chicken in half so it fits better on buns.
- Spread each bun bottom with 1 Tbsp pesto sauce; top each with 2 pieces chicken, 1 slice onion separated into rings, 3 basil leaves, 2 Tbsp roasted red pepper and a bun top.
- Serving size: 1 sandwich