Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Chicken Panini

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Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Chicken Panini

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Prep/Cook
PREP TIME: 10min COOK TIME: 15min
Serves
Serves 4

  • 770
    Calories
  • 58g
    Protein
  • 1450mg
    Sodium
  • 14g
    Sat. Fat
  • 7g
    Sugar

Ingredients Ingredients

Ingredients

large red bell pepper, sliced

medium red onion, sliced

3 tbspolive oil

1/2 tspsalt

1/4 tspblack pepper

1 (7-ounce)tub prepared pesto

8 slices Italian bread or 4 sandwich rolls

8 slices provolone cheese


Step 1

Step 1

Toss

In a bowl, toss the thin sliced chicken breasts with 4 tablespoons of pesto and 1 tablespoon olive oil. In another bowl, toss the peppers and onions with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Step 2

Step 2

Step 2

Grill

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken and vegetables until vegetables are tender and slightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170 degrees F. Remove the chicken and vegetables from the grill.

Step 3

Step 3

Layer

Lay the 8 slices of bread on a sheet tray or cutting board. Spread the remaining pesto on the bread. On 4 of the bread slices, layer a slice of Provolone cheese, a chicken slice, onions, pepper and another slice of Provolone cheese. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread, pesto side down.

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Step 4

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Step 4

Serve

Turn the grill or grill pan down to medium-low. Place the paninis on the grill. Place a heavy cast-iron skillet or panini press on top of sandwich. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes until bread is crisp. Remove the skillet, turn the paninis over and continue pressing with the skillet for another 2 to 3 minutes until bread is crisp and the cheese is melted. Remove the Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Chicken Panini from the grill and cut in half. Serve with potato chips and a glass of lemonade or Pinot Grigio.

tip TIP

TIP: This is a great way to use any vegetables that you have on hand! Try with zucchini, yellow squash or even broccoli rabe.

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Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Chicken Panini

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