Chicken & Carmelized Onion Sandwich W/ Gruyère & Sicilian Pesto


Tired of ham and cheese sandwiches? This will light your pants on fire and have you begging for another one……..please Sir! It’s the second thing I do that my wife begs for, and I’m not telling you what the first thing is. Ok, it’s actually my chicken parm.


  • 4 slices of a semi dark loaf or whatever you prefer.
  • 8oz of chicken breast sliced lengthwise in three pieces then cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 medium onion cut into 1/4 inch rings
  • 2 tbl of Sicilian pesto
  • 2 slices of Gruyère cheese
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 tbl butter

In a frying pan melt your butter on medium high heat. Place your onions in the pan and cook stirring only occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen the stuck bits and pieces. As the pan begins to dry out add half your chicken stock and stir scraping the pan.

When the pan dries out again add the rest of your chicken stock and reduce in half, then  add your chicken. When the chicken is done add your cheese and melt within the chicken and onions, almost like a Philly cheese steak. On your slices of toasted bread place 1 tbl of the Sicilian pesto on one side of the bread leaving the top without pesto.

Place your chicken, onion, and cheese mixture on top of the pesto, cover with the top and shove bit by bit and bite by bite into your mouth. HEAVENLY! 🙂

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14 Responses to Chicken & Carmelized Onion Sandwich W/ Gruyère & Sicilian Pesto

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  2. meg says:

    this looks so damn good. my husband whines that he doesn’t like caramelized onions, but i bet this would change his mind.

  3. This sounds incredible.
    What is Sicilian pesto?
    🙂 Mandy

    • Sicilian pesto is a rich pesto made with Tomatoes, pine nuts, walnuts, olive oil, cheese, and basil as its main ingredients. Definitely thick and rich. The brand I use is called Agnesi. Not sure if it is available in the US. If you want to make it this is how you can. Take a jar of regular pesto, add whole peeled tomatoes without the extra juice. Poor in 200ml of a chef cheese sauce (the one I use has
      Emmenthal cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Pomano, gorgonzola, and salt) then take a half cup of walnuts and crush and place in. Obviously if you do not have the cheese sauce you can mix in the cheeses fresh from the store, but you may need to soften first before adding.

  4. This looks just wonderful as does everything over here when I come by. Thanks for your comment, too. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  5. djhcakes says:

    Yum, this sounds delicious! Think I’ll try it this weekend!

  6. This looks so easy and delicious! Will have to try it soon!

  7. Ha, good one. I mean the joke, but the sandwich is awesome too!

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