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Two halves of a grilled chicken panini with tomato and greens stacked on top of each other
Nutrition, Recipes

Chicken Panini with Pesto and Peppers

🐔 🌶 🥪 Keep it simple for lunch with this crunchy, light, yet tasty Panini packed with a perfect amount of pesto and mozzarella cheese. 🐔 🌶 🥪

Close-up of two stacked halves of a chicken panini with tomato, greens, and pesto on a plate


8 slices whole-grain sourdough bread

4 Tbsp. homemade or prepared pesto

4 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced (Any shredded part-skim mozzarella will work as a solid substitution.)

3⁄4 lb. cooked chicken

1⁄2 cup roasted red peppers

Olive oil


  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or stovetop grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Spread 4 pieces of the bread with 1 tablespoon of the pesto each.
  3. Layer each piece with equal amounts of mozzarella slices, chicken, and red peppers.
  4. Add a light film of olive oil to the pan; when hot, cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
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