Pesto-Chicken Sandwiches

Served open-face on a ready-to-serve pizza crust, this inventive hot sandwich tastes just as though you ordered it from a New York deli.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 0

1
package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve Italian pizza crusts (7 inches in diameter)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium celery stalk, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
cup cut-up cooked chicken
1/3
cup basil pesto
2
tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup shredded lettuce

  • 1 Heat pizza crusts as directed on package if desired.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook celery in oil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender; reduce heat. Stir in chicken and pesto. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 3 Spoon chicken mixture onto pizza crusts. Mix cheese and lettuce; sprinkle over chicken mixture. Cut each pizza crust in half.

Expert Tips

No celery on hand? Cook chopped onion in its place.

Some people cook extra chicken breasts when grilling so they have cooked chicken on hand for recipes just like this.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
205 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23 g
23 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
35 mg
35 %;
Sodium
530 mg
530 %;
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
29 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
16 g
16 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.