Grilled Vegetables and Pesto Chicken Panini
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Grilled Vegetables and Pesto Chicken Panini

Grilled Vegetables and Pesto Chicken Panini

Serves 4 | Prep/Cook Time: 30 Min
  • Calories 750
  • Protein 47g
  • Sodium 1550mg
  • Sat.Fat 8g
Nutritional Information
Serving Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 750
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g %
Saturated Fat 8g %
Cholesterol 120g %
Sodium 1550mg %
Total Carbs 67g %
Dietary Fiber 4g %
Sugars g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 25%
Iron 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.

1 pkg. PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Individually Wrapped (3 lbs.)
1 large red bell pepper, seeded & quartered
1 medium red onion, sliced in 1/3 inch thick rounds
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
1 loaf (16 ounces) focaccia bread (or 4 sandwich rolls)
1 Panini sandwich press, or heavy oven-proof skillet and brick
1 Preheat grill to high. Brush chicken, bell pepper and red onion with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2 Place chicken and vegetables on grill. Grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side until internal temperature is 170°F. Grill vegetables until tender-crisp, turning once or twice.
3 Meanwhile, combine pesto and olives in a small bowl. Slice focaccia into 4 pieces; cut each piece (or each roll) horizontally to make a sandwich. Spread pesto mixture on cut sides of focaccia.
4 Slice chicken crosswise 1/8-inch thick. Divide chicken, peppers, onion and cheese evenly between 4 sandwiches. Place top on sandwiches, pesto side down.
5 Return sandwiches to grill and reduce heat to medium. Place a heavy cast-iron skillet (or oven-proof skillet weighted with a brick) on top of sandwiches. Close grill lid. Grill 2-3 minutes until bread is crisp; remove skillet, turn sandwiches and repeat pressing with skillet. (May need to grill sandwiches 2 at a time to fit under pan.) Alternatively, press sandwiches in preheated panini grill or sandwich press. Serve warm.
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Trattoria style blend of vegetables and grilled chicken breast makes the perfect Panini. Serves 4 https://www.perdue.com/recipeimages/54615__grilled-vegetables-pesto-chicken-panini_thumb.jpg https://www.perdue.com/recipeimages/54615__grilled-vegetables-pesto-chicken-panini_thumb.jpg
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