Chicken Pesto Focaccia Sandwiches with Lemon Thyme Honey Mustard


For the Chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

For the Pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Lemon Thyme Honey Mustard:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Additional Ingredients:

  • Focaccia bread, sliced
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Fresh arugula



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.


  1. In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lemon Thyme Honey Mustard:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, fresh lemon juice, and chopped thyme until well combined.


  1. Slice the focaccia bread and spread a generous layer of pesto on one side.
  2. Place a few slices of chicken on the pesto-covered side.
  3. Add a slice of fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, and a handful of arugula.
  4. Drizzle the Lemon Thyme Honey Mustard over the toppings.
  5. Top with another slice of focaccia to create a sandwich.

Nutrition Facts (Approximate values per serving):

  • Calories: 500
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 600mg

Note: Nutrition facts may vary based on specific ingredient brands and quantities used. Adjust quantities accordingly for specific dietary needs.