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Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches with Pesto Butter | La Cucina di Kerrs

A delicious grilled chicken parm recipe without the usual breading! Serve on top of your favourite bun with our homemade pesto butter & a side of veggies!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian, Italian
Keyword: bbq season, chicken, grill, parmesan, sandwiches
Servings: 6 people
Author: House of Kerrs


  • 3 Skinless, boneless Chicken Breasts  *slice in half down the center to make thin fillets*
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil *enough to lightly coat the chicken breast*
  • Italiano Seasoning *to taste; we use the one by ClubHouse*
  • Garlic Powder *to taste*
  • 1.5 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¾ cup Marinara Sauce  *homemade or store-bought; approx. 2 tbsp per chicken fillet*
  • 1 handful Fresh Basil 
  • ½ doz. Crustini or Ciabatta Buns 
  • 1 tbsp Pesto
  • 1/4 cup Butter 


  • Drizzle olive oil & sprinkle some Italian seasoning + garlic powder on top of chicken breasts, flip & repeat on the other side.
    Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
  • Grill the chicken breasts on an oven-safe skillet or your BBQ grill. When fully cooked, cut each breast in half down the center. Add a few spoonfuls of marinara sauce & some shredded mozzarella cheese on top, then broil on high in your oven until cheese bubbles golden (about 5 minutes). 
  • Add pesto to butter & stir together until well mixed.  Store-bought pesto is fine or you can try our homemade nut-free version!
  • Place grilled chicken parm breasts on your family’s favourite buns and slather some pesto butter on one side of the bun or serve on the side for your favourite grilled veggies. Garnish with some fresh basil. That’s it! Buon appetito! Tag us at @House_of_Kerrs if you try!
    Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches