Recipe: Tasty Grilled Pesto Chicken and Avocado Sandwiches

Tasty Grilled Pesto Chicken and Avocado Sandwiches

Pesto and chicken are a delicious combo and with the addition of avocado, tomato, and mozzarella, you’ve got yourself a sandwich that is out of this world. The creaminess of the pesto mayo along with the fresh tomatoes, creamy avocado, and grilled pesto chicken will make your mouth sing. It’s my husband favorite lunchtime sandwich and is probably one of the very few things he knows how to make.

Tasty Grilled Pesto Chicken and Avocado Sandwiches



For the Pesto Chicken

  • 1/2 pound chicken breasts (1 large or 2 small) boneless skinless
  • 1/2 cup pesto store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice
Pesto Mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayo or sour-cream
  • 1/4 cup pesto
To Assemble
  • 4 slices 
  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 avocado pitted and sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced bread


  1. Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally. Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag. Pour in the pesto and oil.  Seal the bag and shake it up until the marinade is combined and the chicken is well coated.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill or a skillet over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes on each side until cooked through. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the mayo and pesto to form a creamy sauce.
  4. To assemble: Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the pesto mayo on two slices of bread. Top with the sliced avocado, grilled chicken, a slice of tomato, and a slice of mozzarella. 
  5. optional: To toast, Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich on melted butter and heat until toasted golden and cheese is melted.

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