Grilled Chicken Panini Sandwich

Grilled chicken panini sandwich recipe

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 16 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1065 Calories
67g Fat
17g Carbs
93g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1065
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67g 86%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 291mg 97%
Sodium 1236mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 93g
Calcium 702mg 54%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 2 slices pre-cooked bacon (or regular bacon, crispy, drained on paper towels)
  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts (or 1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded)
  • 2 slices provolone cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for grilled chicken panini sandwich
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  2. Heat a grill or panini maker.

  3. Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread.

    Butter in bread
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  4. Flip two pieces of bread over. Spread 1/2 tablespoon pesto on the unbuttered side of each slice of bread.

    Add pesto
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  5. Top with bacon, chicken, and then cheese.

    Top with cheese
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  6. Top with the remaining two bread slices, buttered sides facing out.

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  7. Grill the panini sandwiches until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes.

    Put on grill
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  8. Then flip and grill the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes.

    Grilled cheese
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  9. Cut sandwiches in half. Serve immediately.

    Cut sandwiches in half
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