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Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich sliced in half
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Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwich

Pesto Chicken Sub Sandwiches are an easy and delicious lunch recipe made with roasted pesto chicken breasts, lemon mayonnaise and plenty of fresh veggies for a healthy meal you can make for a crowd or prep for a light on-the-go meal!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Pesto
Servings: 4
Calories: 497kcal


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. pesto
  • 4 sub sandwich buns
  • 1/4 c. red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 1 c. baby spinach
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Place the chicken breasts between two layers on cling wrap. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound the chicken until it is 1/2 inch thin. Spread the pesto over both sides of the chicken and place on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°.
  • While the chicken is baking, in a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  • Slice the sub buns in half lengthwise, and top each bun with 1/4 of the tomatoes, onion, and spinach. Spread 2 scant Tablespoons of lemon mayonnaise on the tops of each of the buns. Add the chicken to the the sandwiches and serve immediately.


You can bake the chicken ahead of time and store refrigerated for a quick lunch


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 669mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6255IU | Vitamin C: 30.4mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 12.8mg