*please pin from original recipe, thanks!*
I was hoping to be back today with a photo-liscious post of our anniversary trip to Fredericksburg but after driving, Mother(-in-law’s) Day dinner, and unpacking it was way too late to delve into all of it. So Wednesday will be the day for that! (hint: there’s LOTS of food pictures…shocking)
So until then, I am sharing this awesome lunch-time recipe for a Chicken Pesto Sandwich from DamnDelicious (yup!). I am always looking for simple salad-ish things that don’t take much mealtime prep for work and going out in the field and this worked perfect.
But, this was really “Turkey Pesto Sandwich” for me. I used a rotisserie turkey breast instead of chicken as I usually do. They have more meat on them and less bones to pick through than the whole chickens. Instead of working up like a chicken or ham salad with everything mixed at once, this one calls for making up the pesto and the “chicken” mix separately. Yes, I had to used pizza parmesan, I forgot to get a good chunk to shred :/ It would have taken it from really really good to whoa! if I had had it I’m sure.
I made a sandwich as the recipe instructs but since this was made specifically to take out in the field for lunches, I mixed in the rest of the pesto with the chicken afterwards so it would just be one container instead of two.
I made a few of these last week while we were out doing some beach surveys and they were awesome, they had gotten even better the day or two after I think. It makes such a difference to have something a little extra “gourmet” out there instead of a protein bar or a PB&J :)