Healthy lunch ideas: Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Why wait in line for your lunch when you could prepare a nutritious meal at home? Not only is a chicken pesto sandwich filled with essential protein to keep you full for longer, but can also be packed and prepared the night before. Follow the instructions below for the best sandwich ever!


2 cups shredded chicken breast

1/4 cup Greek yoghurt

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 baguette, cut into 3-4 equal pieces

2 cups arugula

2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

8 ounces mozzarella, sliced

1 cup fresh basil leaves

3 cloves garlic, peeled

3 tablespoons pine nuts

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup olive oil


  1. For the pesto, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese into a food processor and mix well. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper before adding a splash of olive oil until emulsified.
  2. Combine chicken strips, 1/2 cup pesto, Greek yoghurt, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
  3. Serve sandwiches on baguette bread with arugula, tomatoes and chicken pesto mixture.

Image and Recipe via Damn Delicious