Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chicken Salad with Pesto

Chicken salad is a great summer dish... perfect for stuffing ripe tomatoes, or serving at a picnic or barbecue. I make it in all varieties. Since I had a bunch of pesto I thought of adding it to the chicken... some feta... a little mayo and voila, a fabulous chicken salad. This one is particularly grilled when served on a nice Italian bread and grilled or served on a Pannini-like sandwich. Warmed, the Parmesan and the feta melt slightly making this a wonderful and hearty sandwich.


4 cooked chicken breasts, cut or shredded into bite-sized pieces
3 heaping Tbs of pesto
2 heaping Tbs of crumbled feta
2 (or more per taste) heaping Tbs of mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

Stir all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.

To create the grilled sandwich, or panini, add a little mayonnaise to one side of the bread and place a generous amount of chicken salad over it. Place the other slice of bread on top.

Lightly butter outsides of the bread and place on a hot grill, griddle or pan.
Cook a few minutes on each side, on medium high, until the bread has a nice golden color.

I love using a good dense Italian or French bread for this sandwich.


TaraC said...

Yep, I'm making this. Like, tomorrow! YUM!

KatiePerk said...

I am making a batch of fresh pesto right now so that I can make this. It looks divine.

The Mrs. said...

Holy moly that looks amazing!