Cheesy Pesto Chicken Melts

My take on an Italian Sandwich. Shredded chicken is tossed in tomato sauce, and placed on a soft bun with pesto and cheese.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 2 Ciabatta buns
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce your preference!
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese grated


  • spinach
  • red onion


  1. Preheat the broiler to 500 degrees. Slice the buns in half and spread the pesto on the top side of the buns.

  2. In a bowl, mix the chicken with the tomato sauce.  Place the chicken on the bottom half of the buns. Pop them under the broiler. Broil for 2-3 minutes, until the edges of the buns are starting to lightly brown.

  3. Pull the buns out of the oven, spread the grated cheese across the top of the chicken, and return to the broiler for 1-2 minutes. Remove, and add any additional toppings to the sandwich.

Recipe Notes

You can use any bun you'd like, I prefer ciabatta because it toasts very nicely, but also stays soft on the inside.