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Chicken Panini with Pesto

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

4
boneless and skinless chicken breasts
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4
thick slices of mozzarella cheese
1
pound French bread
1/2
cup of pesto
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1026.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
52.1g
80%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Cholesterol
207.6mg
69%
Sodium
2152.1mg
90%
Total Carbohydrate
62.7g
21%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
75.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
23.80%
24%
Calcium
49%
49%
Iron
40.10%
40%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

You can use mahi mahi or salmon instead of chicken.

You can also use pork or chicken thighs.

The vegetarian version can be made with tomatoes, eggplant or grilled portobello mushrooms.

Directions

  • 1 Season the chicken with salt, pepper and vinegar. Let marinate for 15 minutes before using. Leave over night if you want.
  • 2 Cook 7 minutes on each side on the grill or cook in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  • 3 Cut the bread and spread one teaspoon of pesto on each piece of bread, add the cheese to the breast and create the sandwich. Move to the grill or to oven and toast on each side to your preference.
  • 4 Serve with potato or plantain chips.

These hot chicken sandwiches with pesto and cheese are delicious for lunch or a light dinner after a long day of classes or work. I prepared them last week to share with my friends at home and they all loved them.

Rate and Comment

Jeannette Quinones Jeannette Quinones
November 20, 2015

These hot chicken sandwiches with pesto and cheese are delicious for lunch or a light dinner after a long day of classes or work. I prepared them last week to share with my friends at home and they all loved them.