2 sisters 2 cities

January 27, 2010

Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Filed under: K's Recipes — Tags: , — 2sisters2cities @ 8:20 pm

I made this last night and had it again for lunch today.  Let me just say both times it was amazing and people who saw me eat it for lunch today wanted to know where I bought it.   I bought a rotisserie chicken, cut that up and then added all the ingredients.  Focaccia bread is hard to find so if you can’t find it use a baguette, the focaccia bread I found was rosemary and it was very good.  I also used Buitoni’s light pesto to save some calories.  To go with the sandwiches I threw together a salad with romaine, feta cheese, pine nuts, and grape tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar (B’s plate is always the show plate so she put raisins on her salad if you are wondering what those are.)

Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Ingredients

1/2  cup  low-fat mayonnaise

1/3  cup  plain fat-free yogurt

1/3  cup  commercial pesto (such as Buitoni)

1 1/2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice

1/2  teaspoon  salt

1/2  teaspoon  black pepper

4  cups  cubed skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast

1  cup  diced celery

1/3  cup  chopped walnuts, toasted

1  (1-pound) focaccia bread, cut in half horizontally, toasted, and cut into 20 slices

1  (12-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped

10  romaine lettuce leaves

Preparation

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in chicken, celery, and walnuts.

Spread 1/2 cup of salad onto each of 10 bread slices. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons bell pepper, 1 lettuce leaf, and one bread slice. 

Nutritional Information

Calories:324 (28% from fat)

Fat:10g (sat 1.2g,mono 0.6g,poly 2.2g)

Protein:26.4g

Carbohydrate:31.6g

Fiber:1.6g

Cholesterol:55mg

Iron:2.3mg

Sodium:725mg

Calcium:39mg

Enjoy!

-K

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