Grilled Chicken Panini Sandwich Recipe

A grilled chicken panini
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings, chicken panini
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This chicken panini recipe is a classic beloved by children and adults alike. This version uses rotisserie chicken, prepared pesto, cheese and pre-cooked bacon. You can also use leftover grilled chicken or even deli chicken breast for this panini.

To switch things up, try different cheeses in this chicken panini recipe, or use kale pesto in place of the basil in this panini.

What You'll Need

  • 2 slices pre-cooked bacon (or regular bacon - fry until crisp and drain on paper towels)
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts or 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 slices provolone cheese

How to Make It

  1. Heat a George Foreman grill (compare prices) or panini maker (compare prices).
  2. Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.
  3. Flip two pieces of bread over. Spread 1/2 Tbsp pesto on the unbuttered side of each slice of bread. Top with bacon, chicken, then cheese.
  4. Top with the remaining two bread slices, buttered sides facing out. Grill the panini sandwiches until golden.

Cut sandwiches in half. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1065
Total Fat 67 g
Saturated Fat 29 g
Unsaturated Fat 23 g
Cholesterol 291 mg
Sodium 1,236 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 93 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)