This focaccia chicken sandwich reminds me a little bit of Italy. It combines fresh mozzarella cheese with roasted red peppers and avocado and a creamy basil pesto.
Avocado and tomato slices add more nutritious goodness to the sandwich.
Serve with a side of sweet potato fries and a fresh dill pickle and you will think you are having lunch at your favorite trendy restaurant.
What is focaccia?
Focaccia is an Italian bread that has a texture similar to pizza dough.
The name focaccia (pronounced fuk-aka-chug) comes from the Roman term “pains focaccias” which is translated as hearth bread. In Roman times, the bread was baked in hot coals.
Since focaccia is quite thick, it is often sliced in half and used for sandwiches. Focaccia is also a great side for soups or stews.
This bread is considered a flatbread and is often used as a pizza base.
Printable Recipe: Focaccia Chicken Sandwich
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- 1 onion Focaccia (Italian flatbread) 8-10 inch
- 4 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp of pesto
- 2 Tablespoons shredded fresh basil
- 1 1/2 cups chicken breast (precooked and preferably one that has been marinated.)
- 3 1/2 ounces roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into strips
- 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
- 4 oz of Mozzarella cheese
- 4 large lettuce leaves
- 1 beef steak tomato sliced
- Cut the focaccia bread in half horizontally
- In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, pesto. and fresh basil and set aside.
- Spread cut sides of bread halves with the mayonnaise mixture
- Layer the avocado, roasted chicken, roasted sweet peppers and Mozzarella cheese between bread halves. Add the lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
- Cut into quarters. Serve with sweet potato fries and dill pickles. Makes 4 servings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 471mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.