Caprece Grilled Chicken Sammy’s
prep time: 30 Min
cook time: 30 Min
serves: 6
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Deliciously flavorful Caprese Grilled Chicken Sammy's! The perfect sandwich to share with a friend outside on a beautiful and sunny summer day.


ingredients
  • Chicken Marinade
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pesto Aioli
  • 1-6.7 oz store bought jar of pesto
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings
  • 6 ciabatta buns
  • 16 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 2 tomatoes slices
  • 1 head of bib lettuce or similar
instructions
  1. 1. Using a meat mallet, pound each chicken breast between two pieces of Saran Wrap just until each breast is even in thickness. You do not need to make them very thin unless you want to.
  2. 2. Marinate the chicken by combining all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Once combined, add the chicken and marinate in the fridge for 1–24 hours.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, make the aioli by combining all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. This can be made 1 or 2 days in advance
  4. 4. Spray the grill with nonstick grilling spray or lightly oil with canola oil, prior to turning the grill on
  5. 5. Turn the grill on and allow to heat up to medium high heat. While the grill is heating, remove the chicken from the fridge and allow the temperature of the chicken to warm up slightly
  6. 6. Once the grill is hot, add chicken breasts and grill for 6–8 minutes per side or until an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees
  7. 7. While the chicken is grilling I like to toast my ciabatta buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side or until the bun is slightly golden with grill marks.
  8. 8. Build your sammy’s by slathering some pesto aioli to the bottom and top of the bun. Put a piece of chicken (you might have to cut the chicken slightly so that it fits nicely on the bun), 2 pieces of fresh mozzarella, 2 slices of tomatoes, and a big piece of bib lettuce over top the chicken. Top with the slathered top half of the bun. Cut in half and enjoy
  9. 9. *If you want, you can add a pinch of salt and pepper to both the cheese and tomato. Both of these toppings can always use a little extra seasoning

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