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Hot Pesto Chicken Sandwich with Arugula

This Italian-inspired hot sandwich is just the thing to get you through a cold winter day. While most of the ingredients in this sandwich would normally be associated with summer, this hot version is cozy and filling and just what your body needs on a frigid day. 

I prefer to serve the hot pesto chicken sandwich on a small country loaf filled with plenty of pesto chicken, red peppers, mozzarella and arugula. What takes this sandwich up a notch is definitely the last step of baking it in the oven so that all of the flavors meld together perfectly.  

Ingredients:

2 small country loaf buns

½ c. shredded chicken

¼ c. pesto

¼ red pepper, thinly sliced

2 tsp. olive oil

2 slices mozzarella

Handful of baby arugula

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425. 

Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the red pepper and cook until slightly browned. Add the chicken and pesto and cook quickly until hot. 

Cut the buns lengthwise and place mozzarella slice on the bottom half and drizzle a bit of olive oil on the top half. Season the olive oil side with salt and pepper. Place the chicken, red pepper and pesto mixture on top of the mozzarella. Top with a handful of fresh arugula. Wrap tightly with foil and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and arugula is wilted.

Enjoy immediately! 

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