A Seriously Sunny Chicken Sandwich {brought to you by house painting}

We have been painting the inside of our house this week. Before we started painting, we had brown, very matte builder-grade paint that did nothing for the house. Anyone that has ever painted a house knows the struggle of endless taping around cabinets and crown-molding, trim-painting and roller brushes splattering paint. Yep, so that’s the Madole house this week. Nevertheless, by next week, we will be kicking back enjoying the freshened up walls and rearranged wall hangings. house paint

Because I knew the majority of our evenings this week would consist of painting and taping, I planned easy and quick meals. Sandwiches are quick. I seriously heart sandwiches… like too much. Good news is, you can easily jazz up sandwiches like a pro. Take creative liberties with your sammies. Last night, I made a Tuscan-inspired chicken sandwich that literally tasted like sunshine. Ok, not really but more figuratively because the theme of the sandwich was sundried tomatoes. So I could only assume, the sandwich would be sunny. Boy howdy did that sandwich measure up. Check out the simplistic yet flavorful recipe below:

Seriously Sunny Chicken Sandwich

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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    • Focaccia bread; rounded (I bought sundried tomato focaccia from Sprouts)
    • 2lb chicken breasts, whole (2-3 large chicken breasts)
    • 1 package of sundried tomato pesto (I bought mine at Sprouts)
    • 1 package Mozzarella cheese slices (you only need about 6 slices)
    • 1/2C Mayo (preferably mayo made with olive oil. we use Hellmann’s)
    • Romaine Lettuce
    • 1 tomato
    • 1TBSP garlic powder
    • 1TBSP seasoning salt
    • 3TBSP olive oil
    • kitchen mallet (meat mallet)
    • Griddler or grill (We use the griddler in the link below)

Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler


  1. Using a kitchen mallet, pound the chicken breast so that they are around 1/2 inch thick
  2. Pour 1TBSP of the olive oil over the chicken
  3. Mix garlic and seasoning salt together then sprinkle over chicken breasts
  4. Place chicken on griddler or grill and add about 1TBSP of pesto on top of each chicken breast
  5. Cook chicken breasts until completely white on the inside or about 165 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  6. While the chicken is cooking, slice the bread into 4 quarters, then slice each quarter in half, so that there is a top and bottom piece (see picture below)    pestomayo
  7.  Mix mayo with about 2TBSP of pesto to make the mayo mixture, then place on each side of the bread
  8. Once the chicken breasts are cooked, cut chicken breasts in half


9. Place one half of each chicken breast on each sandwich, add a piece cheese, tomato and then lettuce


Whola!!!! A beautiful, sunny sandwich!

I hope you enjoy this sunny recipe. Please let me know how it worked for you!


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