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Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Contest: Pesto Chicken Sandwich

When I was asked to be apart of the Black & Decker Ultimate Sandwich Contest I couldn’t wait to start brainstorming a sandwich that the entire fmaily will love.  I had to think of a sandwich that adults would like and kids too. My girls are picky eaters and both of them do not like steak (although they like hamburger), and I wanted something that would be a more healthier option as well.

I love chicken, and pesto so what better way to put them together and make a Pesto Chicken Sandwich.  As part of the contest we were sent the Black & Decker Counter-top Convection Oven and asked to use it with creating our sandwich.

Below is the recipe and ingredients for the sandwich.

Pesto Chicken Sandwich:

For The Chicken:

  • One large freezer bag
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 5 thin pieces
  • 1 Bottle Italian Dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Add all ingredients into the large freezer bag, and marinate for 30-60 minutes depending on how much time you have.

Pesto Aioli:

  • 1 Cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup Pesto

Mix the mayo and pesto and set aside in fridge.

Ingredients for Sandwich:

  • Sheepherder’s Bread
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Jar roasted red peppers
  • Romaine lettuce

I decided to bake my chicken in the Black & Decker Counter-top Convection Oven to show what all you can do with the Oven.

Set your Black & Decker Counter-top Convection Oven dials to:

  • Bake
  • *375
  • 35 minutes
  • Flip chicken halfway through cooking

The Convection Oven comes with it’s own baking pan. Line it with foil and place your chicken on the pan.

While your chicken is baking you can make your Pesto Aioli Sauce.

I placed my aioli with my red peppers and provolone cheese.

When the Chicken is done, take it out and cut it into thin slices.

Now it’s time to create your Sandwich!

  • Take two slices of sheepherder’s bread
  • On one slice add your provolone cheese
  • Add chicken over the cheese
  • Add roasted red peppers over the chicken (to taste)

Turn oven on to toast. When the bread is starting to toast flip it over. The bread will be lightly toasted (about 1 minute)

Once your bread is toasted (cheese will be melted), add your other ingredients:

  •  Aioli Pesto
  • Romaine Lettuce

You can add as much Aioli or as little as you want. I wanted a lot!

Cut your sandwich, serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

This post was written for Family Review Network & Black & Decker who provided the complimentary product for participation in this contest.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. Yummy!! Our oldest teen likes your photos.. he loves to cook and the visual photos are big plus for him. Thank for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the recipe and photos. Looks delicious. I love pesto and chicken and all of the veggies.

  3. I am ashamed to say my 11 year old gets more ideas from eating with the neighbors than at home and pesto is something she came home raving about. Der…I had no idea what it even WAS! and have been a slave to the kitchen for 30 plus years. So, this is something i know she would love to try. She is collecting cookbooks and recipes and is serious about being a chef someday. Well, an orthodontist with a restaurant on the side and mom baking desserts, Dad manning the bar. LOL! Hope it comes true and we are SET!

  4. This looks sooooooooooooooo yummy.
    I like the pics you took and how did you cut that apple?
    I can’t wait to give your sandwich a try…I know my family will just luv it, thanks!

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