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Pesto club sandwiches recipe

Pesto club sandwiches recipe

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Recreate a pub lunch classic with this easy chicken club sandwich recipe – a little punchy pesto brings a delicious Italian twist. Simply layer up roast chicken, bacon, pesto swirled cream cheese and crisp salad and serve with sweet potato fries for a new family lunch idea. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 622 calories / serving


  • 250g mini chicken breast fillets
  • 2 smoked bacon rashers
  • vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp 50% less fat soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp green pesto
  • 6 slices white bread, toasted
  • 4 round lettuce or Little Gem leaves
  • 2 large vine tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • sweet potato fries, to serve (optional)
If you haven't got any white bread, try using brown instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 29%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    2.6g 43%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59.5g Protein 48.1g Fibre 4.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the chicken and bacon on a baking tray, drizzle with a little oil and roast for 10-15 mins until cooked through and turning golden.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the soft cheese with the pesto and spread over 1 side of each piece of toast. Divide half the lettuce and tomatoes, then all the chicken between 2 slices. Top each with 1 slice of toast, cheese-side up. Add the remaining lettuce and tomatoes, and the bacon. Top with the remaining toast, cheese-side down, and cut in half. Serve with sweet potato fries, if you like.

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