Grilled Chicken and Lemon Pesto Sandwich

Training for the Bocuse d'Or was not easy. I needed to refuel often and stay in shape. I used this sandwich, which was quick and easy to make.
Serves 1
Course Lunch
Skill Intermediate
Grilled Chicken and Lemon Pesto Sandwich
Step 1
Slice the baguette in half. Lather both sides of the bread with the lemon pesto.
Step 2
Starting with the bottom of the baguette, add a layer of caramelized onions and roasted peppers.
Step 3
Add the crispy bacon.
Step 4
Cut the chicken breast in half long ways and place over the bacon.
Step 5
Place the cheese over the warm chicken to help melt.
Step 6
Lay the sliced tomatoes over the top the cheese.
Step 7
Then add the basil leaves and shaved romaine over the tomatoes.
Step 8
Finish the sandwich by placing the top of the baguette and serving with your favorite kettle chips.

Lemon Pesto:

Step 1
Combine the basil, zest, garlic, and pine nuts in a blender and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Step 2
Add the 1/2 cup of oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Transfer the puree into a large bowl and stir in the grated cheese.