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., February 2022


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together yogurt and pesto in a small bowl; set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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

1 sandwich
667 calories; protein 42g; carbohydrates 41g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 7g; fat 38g; saturated fat 18g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 125mg; vitamin a iu 1742IU; vitamin b3 niacin 12mg; vitamin c 11mg; vitamin d iu 4IU; vitamin e iu 5IU; folate 54mg; vitamin k 35mg; sodium 565mg; calcium 431mg; chromium 4mcg; iron 3mg; magnesium 94mg; phosphorus 354mg; potassium 571mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 2g; niacin equivalents 16mg.