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Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich is loaded with caprese flavor: a grilled chicken breast is tucked between two bakery fresh buns that are slathered with a basil pesto sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella and a juicy tomato. Big flavor just doesn’t get much easier than this!

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This sandwich will whisk you away to Italy with one bite! It’s inspired by the Caprese salad which is famous for its layers of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. 

Make this sandwich for yourself or for a crowd. They’ll all be licking their lips with the simple but bold flavors of this sandwich. 

What I love about this sandwich is that the ingredients really shine. Make sure you use a bakery-fresh bun, perfectly ripe tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. 

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WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT A GRILLED CHICKEN CAPRESE SANDWICH


  • Versatile: It easily pairs with many sides and can be served year-round. 
  • Easy to make: With simple ingredients, this sandwich is easy to assemble.
  • Crowdworthy: Not only can this easily be made to feed a crowd, but everyone will love it.

INGREDIENTS

  • Grilled chicken: Use your favorite recipe or my Greek Grilled Chicken recipe.
  • Bakery fresh bun: Use a fresh bun from your local bakery.
  • Fresh tomato: Or try smoked tomatoes for added flavor! 
  • Fresh mozzarella: Sliced.
  • Lettuce leaves 
  • Pesto sauce: Easy to make. Mix 1 tbsp. basil pesto with ¼ cup mayo.
Labeled ingredients to make Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich.

WHAT DOES CAPRESE MEAN? 

Caprese refers to a salad that consists of sliced mozzarella, fresh sliced tomatoes, and fresh basil and is drizzled with olive oil. The salad is named after the island of Capri, in Italy, where historians believe the salad originated. 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GRILLED CHICKEN CAPRESE SANDWICH

For a full list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe near the bottom of this page.

  1. Grill the chicken according to your favorite recipe or use my Greek Chicken recipe.
  2. Toast the bun.
  3. Make the pesto sauce by mixing together the basil and mayo in a small bowl.
  4. Build the sandwich. 
  5. Eat.
Pesto mayonnaise ina small bowl.
Pesto mayo.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • This sandwich is great for using leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • You can use fresh basil leaves for added flavor.
  • This sandwich works with any kind of fresh bun or thick-cut bread.
  • Serve this sandwich with warm or cold chicken. It’ll taste great either way!

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Make it a Meal

I love eating sandwiches on their own, but you can make this into a hearty meal with a few sides. Grilled vegetables and asparagus are an easy choice to serve with this. This sandwich goes well with a lot of light salads. You can also serve it with summer classics like potato salad and corn on the cob!

Storage

Store any leftover Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. After that, the bread will get too soggy from the tomato. You can eat the leftover sandwich cold or reheat it in your air fryer or toaster oven.

Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwiches on a black plate.

Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Loaded with grilled chicken, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil, this hearty Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich is popping with flavor!
4.91 from 42 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 713 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bakery fresh buns cut in half
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally if thick
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 2 slices tomato
  • lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

  • Toast the split buns.
  • Make the pesto sauce by mixing together the basil and mayo in a small bowl.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto-mayonnaise on the cut side of the top buns.
  • Layer the grilled chicken, mozzarella, tomato and lettuce on top of the bottom bun.
  • Put the tops on the buns and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • This sandwich is great for using leftover rotisserie chicken.
    • You can use fresh basil leaves for added flavor.
    • This sandwich works with any kind of fresh bun or thick-cut bread.
    • Serve this sandwich with warm or cold chicken. It’ll taste great either way!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 713kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 65gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 767mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 622IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 4mg
Keyword caprese sandwich, grilled chicken, grilled chicken caprese sandwich
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