toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich - Color Me Meg

toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich

toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich

this recipe looked so amazing,
i just had to try it!
and true to meg-form,
i coudn’t find the recipe the day i needed it…
so i improvised,
and we were not at all sad about this.
cc, the man who formerly hated tomatoes,
said it was like a caprese salad, with bread!!
{he will now eat tomatoes because of said salad}
i had it again for lunch.
it’s pretty summery and light
and the flavor is amazing.
also, i baked my chicken in the oven for tons of flavor:
a few chicken boobs, covered in steak seasoning,
cover with foil, bake for 20 minutes…
then toss them right in the kitchen aid with the beater to shred while it’s hot.
the chicken had so much flavor that it didn’t take much to make these sing!!
toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich 2
toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich

toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich


  • good italian bread, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/8 cup mayo 1/8 cup sour cream {may also use greek yogurt}
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • mozzarella, sliced

what to do

combine chicken, mayo, and sour cream in a bowl. may also combine pesto to taste {or just put it on sandwich.} lightly toast the bread, then spread avocado on one side, basil pesto on the other, and stack remaining ingredients.


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and fitness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

2 comments on toasted pesto chicken salad sandwich

  1. Julie Shepherd
    May 22, 2014 at 1:05 pm (5 years ago)

    We made these for lunch today and they were fabulous!!! Thanks for the fun blog Meg!

    • Meg
      May 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Yay! I’m glad! You’re welcome. 😉