I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When it comes to cooking, the easier the better! I love recipes that are simple, quick and of course delicious. I’ve been sharing what Alex and I eat regularly on my Instagram stories as of late and have been overwhelmed by the amount of you that are loving it! I recently shared this sandwich and so many of you requested a post, so here it is!
The recipe originally came from my Mom, I’m not sure where she saw it, but she just described it to me and I made it that way! No real measuring (easy), just kinda throwing things together haha, just the way I like it!
What You’ll Need
- Bread – We use ciabatta bread, but you can really use any kind of yummy bread.
- Mayo – I got organic from Trader Joe’s
- Pesto – I buy pre-made (TJ’s)
- Lettuce – I do pre-washed, mixed greens, but anything would be great.
- Chicken (I like the pre-cooked come from Trader Joe’s because it’s super easy!)
I start by turning the oven on really low, cutting the bread into half and then wrapping it in foil and letting it heat while I mix and assemble!
I get out the pre-cooked chicken from Trader Joes, put it on a plate and heat! Of course you could cook your own chicken, I just opted to make it as simple as possible.
Then, I mix the organic mayo and pesto. I believe the recipes ratio called for more mayo, but I just about even parts because I love pesto. Alex hates mayo and had no idea that this even had any until he caught me making it yesterday haha!
Slice the mozzarella and get it ready to go!
Cut and lightly salt the tomato. In the summer I try to go for fresh tomatoes from the farmer market and they make the biggest difference! It’s the little things ;).
This is the fun part! First, I pull the bread out of the oven, spread a little of the secret sauce combo (sorry Alex) on the top and bottom. Then, I layer everything else is whatever order I feel like and bam, done!
It’s literally so easy, delicious and looks and tastes way more time consuming than it actually is – perfect for when you need to throw something together quickly or even for entertaining. It’s also totally husband approved! Alex almost have three the first night I made them lol.