Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This chicken caprese sandwich has all the classic flavors of a caprese salad with an added boost of protein from grilled chicken. Using store-bought grilled chicken makes assembly quick and easy. This sandwich for one is made in a skillet, but would work equally well in a panini press if you have one on hand.

Chicken Caprese Sandwich
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon plain whole-milk strained yogurt (such as Greek-style)

  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened, divided

  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread

  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 2 ounces grilled chicken breast, sliced

  • 2 slices tomato

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Stir together yogurt and pesto in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter over 1 bread slice and place on a cutting board, butter-side down. Spread half of the pesto mixture on the bread; top with mozzarella, chicken, tomato and basil. Spread the remaining pesto mixture on the remaining bread slice and place, pesto-side down, on top of the basil. Top with the remaining butter.

  3. Place the sandwich in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; press down lightly with a spatula. Cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese has just begun to melt, about 90 seconds per side. Slice the sandwich in half diagonally and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

667 Calories
38g Fat
41g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 667
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 42g 84%
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Vitamin A 1742IU 35%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 3mg 22%
Folate 54mcg 14%
Vitamin K 35mcg 29%
Sodium 565mg 25%
Calcium 431mg 33%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 94mg 22%
Potassium 571mg 12%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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