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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4

Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Basil Pesto

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Featuring Italian-inspired ingredients, this Simple Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich with Basil Pesto is a delicious take on a classic salad. Villaggio® Classico Italian Style Thick Slice White Bread is filled with the fresh and flavourful toppings and grilled to perfection for a quick and satisfying lunch or dinner.

Comfort Food
Sliced Bread


  • 8 slices Villaggio® Classico Italian Style Thick Slice White Bread
  • 4 thin sliced boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 8 oz (225 g) fresh mozzarella (fior di latte), sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) basil pesto
  • 8 tomato slices



  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well.
  2. Toss chicken with half the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until grill-marked and just cooked through.
  4. Sandwich tomato slices, chicken, pesto and cheese slices between 2 slices of bread.
  5. Repeat to make 4 sandwiches.
  6. Brush the outside of the bread with the remaining olive oil.
  7. Grill sandwich for 1 to 2 minutes per side over medium heat or until cheese starts to melt and bread is grill-marked.
  8. If serving fewer people, divide accordingly.

Tips: If you can't find fresh mozzarella (also called fior di latte) use regular slices of mozzarella.