• 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan
  • 2 large handfuls basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 5 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 12 slices bread
  • 1 cup melted butter, mixed with garlic
  • 3 cups mozzarella and cheddar mix
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. In a food processor blend the pine nuts, parmesan, basil and salt. Pour in the lemon juice and oil and continue blending to a rough paste.
  3. Mix the pesto into the shredded chicken and set aside.
  4. Brush each slice of bread with garlic butter and place 6 slices brushed side down in a large baking tray. Sprinkle each piece with the cheese mix and then a large spoonful of the pesto chicken, then top with more cheese and the final 6 pieces of bread, butter side up. Cover with another baking tray and press down to squash.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until the bread has browned and the cheese is molten and delicious.
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Pesto Chicken Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

Instructions

Pesto Chicken Grilled Cheese

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan
  • 2 large handfuls basil leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 5 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 12 slices bread
  • 1 cup melted butter, mixed with garlic
  • 3 cups mozzarella and cheddar mix

How You Make It:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. In a food processor blend the pine nuts, parmesan, basil and salt. Pour in the lemon juice and oil and continue blending to a rough paste.
  3. Mix the pesto into the shredded chicken and set aside.
  4. Brush each slice of bread with garlic butter and place 6 slices brushed side down in a large baking tray. Sprinkle each piece with the cheese mix and then a large spoonful of the pesto chicken, then top with more cheese and the final 6 pieces of bread, butter side up. Cover with another baking tray and press down to squash.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes until the bread has browned and the cheese is molten and delicious.

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