Entertaining, Happy Hour, Munchies, Snack

Pesto Pull Apart Chicken Bread

What do you make for Friday night tidbits when you’ve leftovers from the work week including chicken, pesto, bread and mozzarella…

Pesto Pull Apart Chicken Bread

Boy was this fantastic on a Friday night and just what was needed to clear some items out of my fridge before the weekend!  This bread was super easy to make because the chicken was already cooked and I had the pesto already made because I made delicious Chicken Pesto Ciabattas for lunch earlier in the week.

For this bread, my Pesto was the star 🌟!!!  I can’t wait to get basil in my garden because Pesto is one of the freshest condiments I can’t get enough of.  It pairs wonderfully with pasta, great as a smear on a sandwich or fresh bread and delicious as a pull apart bread.

This can be served when entertaining or perfect for two for a tidbit dinner!  I hope you enjoy this munchie and please let me know if you try it or it inspires another pesto treat, cheers 🍻!

Some notes

  • PestoMake my recipe from scratch or store bought is fine.
  • Chicken – I grilled chicken thighs earlier in the week and used those leftovers.  A chicken roaster from the market or any chicken would work well with this pull apart bread.
  • Bread – I had a french baguette 🥖 that was past its best, so even stale bread works well because of the moisture you get from the pesto, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
  • Mozzarella – I used fresh mozzarella because I had it, but shredded or hard mozzarella would also work.
  • Cooking Vessel – I used my cast iron because it is well seasoned and cooks evenly.  The cheese didn’t stick, but if you’re concerned about that, you could butter the cooking vessel you use.

Pesto Pull Apart Chicken Bread

Perfect when entertaining or an easy meal for two!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Happy Hour, Munchies
Servings 4 servings


  • cup pesto
  • 1 cup precooked chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ loaf french baguette, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, pulled apart
  • 1 cup mini tomatoes
  • salt & pepper, for seasoning


  • Prepare the ingredients and add to a large mixing bowl. Mix together until well combined.
  • Add the ingredients to a cast iron and cook at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have roasted off and the cheese is melted and gooey.
  • Remove from the oven and serve from the cast iron. Enjoy and cheers 🥂!
Keyword Pesto Cheesy Bread, Pesto Pull Apart Bread, Pesto Pull Apart Chicken Bread

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