Lemony Arugula Pesto Chicken Naanwich


Makes 24 6-oz. portions.
Lemony Arugula Pesto Chicken Naanwich


  • 4 1/2 lb. Grilled Chicken Strips, thawed
  • 12 oz. (Recipe) Lemony Arugula Pesto
  • 2 Tbsp. GFS Pan Coat Spray
  • 24 ct. Naan Flatbread
  • 24 ct. Monterey Jack Cheese Slices
  • 2 1/4 lb. GFS Roasted Red Peppers, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 lb. Matchstick Carrots

Recipe Preparation

Place the chicken in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Add the lemony arugula pesto. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together using a rubber spatula. Transfer to a storage container. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

To prepare à la carte:

1. Lightly spray the naan bread with cooking spray. Place on a heated flat griddle. Cook on both sides for 1 minute each or until just warmed through.

2. Place 3 oz. of the warmed lemony arugula pesto chicken on a heated flat griddle. Cook until just warmed through. Spread the chicken on the bottom half of the warmed naan bread.

3. Slice a piece of cheese in half into rectangles. Place on top of the chicken, end to end lengthwise, so the chicken is covered. Place under a heated salamander to melt the cheese.

4. Place 1 1/2 oz. of red peppers and 1/2 oz. of pickled carrots on top of the cheese. Fold the naan bread over on top of the carrots. Place on a warmed serving plate.