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Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

These simple Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwiches are a perfect easy summer dinner!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken breasts, grilled chicken, sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 542kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 sandwich rolls, sliced in half horizontally
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 2 plum tomatoes or 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella (from an 8 oz ball of mozzarella)


  • Preheat a grill pan or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil. Grill until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side. When the chicken has cooled slightly, slice into strips.
  • In a small bowl, stir together pesto and mayonnaise.
  • Toast the sandwich rolls. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto mayonnaise on the inside of the top and bottom of each roll. 
  • On the bottom half of the roll, place a layer of chicken and a slice of mozzarella. Place the bottom rolls with the chicken and cheese under the broiler for a few minutes, just until the cheese melts. 
  • Add a slice of tomato and a couple of basil leaves on top of the melted cheese. Top with the remaining half of the roll, pesto mayonnaise-side down.


Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and prepare just 2 sandwiches!
Want to Prep Ahead? Grill the chicken in advance and keep it in your refrigerator until you're ready to assemble the sandwiches.
Want a Shortcut? Try using a store-bought rotisserie chicken. So that you don't have to grill the meat.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 854mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2.6mg