Zupa’s Inspired Chicken Pesto Sandwich

 zupa chicken sandwich
I have never been to Zupas before, but since it had changed my husband’s life, I thought I would look at recipes that claimed to be a copycat and then put my own twist on the sandwich. I love chicken sandwiches and I found a sandwich that makes me say “YUM”!
This might turn into my new favorite sandwich and I WILL make this over and over again.
Ingredients:
Cibatta buns
1 tomato, sliced
Romaine lettuce
Muenster cheese
2 cups rotisserie chicken, cubed
1 roasted red pepper, cubed
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 batch basil pesto, recipe below
1 cup mayonnaise
Basil Pesto:
2 Tablespoons basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste

  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor

Directions:

  • Mix together chicken, red pepper, almonds, basil pesto and mayonnaise until combined.
  • Crisp up your bun and melt a slice of cheese by putting the bun in the oven set to broil.
  • Layer your chicken mixture on top of the melted cheese and add a slice of tomato and Romaine lettuce.
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11 thoughts on “Zupa’s Inspired Chicken Pesto Sandwich”

  1. Oh. My. Word. Just recently became a SAHM after moving from IA to TN and have been looking for more recipes now that I will be able to spend a little more time cooking. This is going on my list!

  2. Looks great! Thanks for linking up this past week to the blog hop. Was trying to feature you but you forgot to link back. Share again this week with a link back if you like and I'll feature you next week. xo~Melissa

  3. Great recipe filled with such healthy ingredients and a great idea for lunch or any meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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