This panini recipe is packed full of flavor! Whether you are making yourself a snack or making them for the family, everyone is bound to love this savory chicken panini sandwich!
This Italian Chicken Panini Recipe is made up of crusty bread filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, roasted red pepper, shredded chicken and lots and lots of garlicky pesto.
It is a Thursday night and hubby is off playing softball. It is just me and the cat doing work. What to eat. What to eat…. Italian Chicken Panini!!!
I love a good panini. Crusty bread that scrapes the roof of my mouth, gooey melted cheese and fresh vegetables. I like to make myself one on nights hubby isn’t home. He isn’t such a fan of “only” a sandwich as a meal.
I look at has the perfect meal: well rounded in one compact sandwich. One of my favorites is the Italian Chicken Panini. Mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, red onion and garlicky pesto. It is pure heaven!
Having a panini press will make this so much easier, but if you do not have a panini press you can use 2 hot skillets, one to put the sandwich in and the other to press down on the top. Flip half way through cooking. It just won’t have those pretty grooves on the bread.
Panini sandwiches are really all about flavor, when it’s in the panini press all those delicious ingredients, onion, cheesy mozzarella, and pesto sauce are being fuzed together and taking on each others flavors. It has everything that is needed for the perfect panini sandwich without being too much or being overwhelming.
If this mouthwatering sandwich is not enough for you, I usually like to pair mine with a green salad with my homemade creamy Italian dressing. This usually ties it all in and now you not only have the best sandwich but also an amazing salad to compliment it!
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Slather both sides of ciabatta rolls with pesto, lots of pesto.
Top with chicken through mozzarella cheese.
Heat panini press and coat with cooking spray.
Place sandwiches inside. I do one at a time since my panini press isn't that large.
When sandwich is heated though and the cheese is melted, remove and serve immediately.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!