Chicken and mozzarella sandwich loaf

27 April 2017

An easy chicken, mozzarella and pesto stuffed loaf that's perfect for picnics.

Preparation time

15 minutes

Serves

4-6



Ingredients

  • 1 Ciabatta style loaf
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 6-8 long cos lettuce leaves
  • 150g mozzarella, sliced
  • Jar roasted vegetables (peppers, aubergines, courgettes etc)
  • 1 cooked chicken breast torn into pieces

Methods

Cut the top off the loaf approx. ¼ the way down and pull the soft bread out of the centre to make a bowl shape of the crust with a 2cm layer of bread inside.

Spread the pesto in a thin layer all over the inside of the bread bowl then layer half of the Cos leaves over the bottom, then add a layer of mozzarella then the roast veg then the chicken. Repeat this till the bread bowl is full. End with a layer of Cos leaves.

Replace the lid and tightly wrap the whole thing in cling film and balance a can on top to weigh it down. Leave to firm up for 1-4 hrs. Cut into slices to serve.

Note: dry the roast veg and mozzarella on kitchen roll and make sure you don’t use too much pesto to avoid the bread getting too soggy.

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