Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich Recipe
Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich Recipe is a Sandwich recipe where succulent pieces of chicken is cooked in a marinade of freshly ground basil pesto, packed in a sub sandwich along with some cheese.
The Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich is a hearty meal recipe, where a sub bread is filled with marinated and chargrilled pesto chicken and layered with cheese, mayonnaise and red chilli sauce.
A completely flavour packed sandwich with the right amount of proteins and the carbs from the chicken & cheese and bread respectively.
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- 2 Hot Dog Bread
- 2 Cheese Slices
- 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Sweet and Spicy Red Chilli Sauce (Tomato Chilli Sauce)
- 1 Tomato , thinly sliced For the Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken
- 1 Chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon Fresh cream
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Garlic Butter For Fresh Basil Pesto
- 125 grams Basil leaves , with stems removed
- 2 tablespoons Walnuts , toasted
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated (optional)
How to make Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich Recipe
To begin making the Grilled Basil Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich, let's make the fresh basil pesto and keep it ready. We will first have to grind all the ingredients together.
In a food processor, combine basil leaves, walnuts, garlic, salt, crushed black peppercorns and cheese. Blend until the mixture is a coarse paste
With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed.
Next add the Parmesan and puree for a minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, marinade the chicken breast along with pesto, cream, and lemon juice. Let it sit for about an hour.
Heat a grill pan/skillet on medium flame, put some garlic butter and place the chicken breast on it allow to cook on both sides for about 8-10 minutes on each side.
Set aside. Cut them into slices or small chunks.
Slice the hot dog bread horizontally, light apply butter and toast on a griddle on low flame, turn off heat.
Place the two halves of the hot dog bread, on a countertop, apply red chilli sauce on the base, arrange tomato slices, the pesto chicken pieces and place the cheese slices over it.
Finally, spread mayonnaise on inside of the top half of hot dog bread and close the sub sandwich.
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