Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini Recipe

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Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini
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  1. Pound the chicken fillets until thin between two pieces of waxed paper, then marinate in oil, garlic, pepper and Italian seasoning for about 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Heat a grill pan or sauté pan (the breasts can also be grilled on the BBQ).
  3. Season the breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook the chicken on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through.
  5. Remove from pan and place on a plate or board.
  6. Top each fillet with some of the roasted peppers and a slice of cheese.
  7. Spread BOTH sides of the bread with pesto sauce.
  8. Place chicken inside the bread and form to a sandwich.
  9. Brush both sides of the outside of bread with olive oil.
  10. Heat a grill pan or a 10-inch skillet on medium high heat. Place the panini in the pan (only 2 at a time).
  11. Weigh the panini down with another heavy skillet and then top with a heavy can (a very large can of tomato juice works great for this!) cook for about 3 minutes, or until bread is toasted.
  12. Turn the panini, and weigh it down again with a heavy skillet and a can on top, and toast for another 3 minutes.
  13. Remove from pan and cut in half.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 821.67 Kcal (3440 kJ)
Calories from fat 415.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.19g 71%
Cholesterol 173.47mg 58%
Sodium 1643.67mg 68%
Potassium 932.83mg 20%
Total Carbs 36.67g 12%
Sugars 3.94g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.47g 14%
Protein 66.71g 133%
Vitamin C 89.8mg 150%
Iron 24.3mg 135%
Calcium 495.1mg 50%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.62 Kcal (744 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.99g 71%
Cholesterol 37.5mg 58%
Sodium 355.32mg 68%
Potassium 201.65mg 20%
Total Carbs 7.93g 12%
Sugars 0.85g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.75g 14%
Protein 14.42g 133%
Vitamin C 19.4mg 150%
Iron 5.3mg 135%
Calcium 107mg 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.6
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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