My Big Fat Italian Style Sandwich!

This sandwich is a meal in itself! I've stated that serves four people & it will easily do that, however if you are greedy (like me!) & you can find one other greedy person to share it with then go for it-just don't plan anything too strenuous afterwards!

I buy jars of pesto & sundried tomatoes form shops like Home Bargains or Lidl as they are much cheaper & a useful addition to your store cupboard.

Serves 4 (or see above!) Approx 75p per person

Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes


2 small chicken breasts (or 1 large one)

1 large “ready to bake” Ciabatta loaf

2tbsp mayonnaise

2tbsp green pesto

3-4 sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 large egg, beaten

2tbsp dried breadcrumbs

2tbsp plain flour

Cook the Ciabatta according to pack instructions. Allow to cool.

Slice the chicken breast in ½ horizontally to make 2 thin pieces.

Place the chicken slices between 2 sheets of cling film & even them out a little with a rolling pin by bashing them.

Heat some oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat.

Coat each piece of chicken first in flour, then egg & breadcrumbs & fry until golden on each side (about 2 minutes each side). Drain on some kitchen paper while you prepare the bread.

Slice the loaf in ½ lengthways.

Mix the mayo & pesto together & spread over each piece of bread.

Place the chicken on the bottom piece of bread & top with the sundried tomatoes. Put the other piece of bread on top then slice into 4.

Serve immediately or can be eaten cold.

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