What's more delicious and warming than a panini fresh off the grill? Heat up your panini grill pan tonight and whip up these Chicken-Pesto Paninis. This quick and simple sandwich offers big flavor and melted cheesy goodness.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
1/2 cup HEINZ Real Mayonnaise
1/4 cup CLASSICO Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce and Spread, divided
6 ciabatta sandwich rolls (4 inch), split
1 large tomato, cut into 6 slices
6 CRACKER BARREL Provolone Cheese Slices
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Let's Make It
Heat grill to medium heat.
Grill chicken 6 to 8 min. on each side or until done (165°F). Remove from grill.
Heat panini grill. Mix mayonnaise and 2 Tbsp. pesto sauce until blended; spread onto bottom halves of rolls. Top with tomatoes.
Cut chicken diagonally into thin slices; place in medium bowl. Add remaining pesto sauce; mix lightly. Place over tomatoes. Cover with cheese and tops of rolls.
Grill sandwiches, in batches if necessary, 5 to 6 min. or until cheese is melted and outsides of sandwiches are golden brown.
Making Paninis Without a Panini Grill
If you don't have a panini grill, you can easily create pressed sandwiches using skillets you already have on hand. Cook the sandwich in a medium skillet on medium heat 3 min. on each side. Place a smaller skillet on top of the sandwich while cooking to recreate the "pressed" effect. Alternately, you can use a waffle iron if you have one on hand.
Serve with fresh fruit and a side salad to round out the meal.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.