Bread | March 5, 2014

Chicken Pomodori Panini with Roasted Garlic Butter and Pesto Mayo

As unprofessional as the photo below may be, this is my all time favorite picture. I wish you could have heard the squeal and seen the excitement and translated the two year old language of “Tay!! it’s rweady! Take pit-chure of my tar mom!” Tay Pit-chure!!!! (insert squeal!!)

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but, if you are looking for seriousness….here ya go.

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I have cravings regardless of being pregnant or not, being pregnant only intensifies my cravings….and gives me a pretty valid excuse to give in to those cravings. It’s no secret I’ve been on a tomato, basil, and melllllllted cheese kick this pregnancy. mmm… does it never sound not good? nope.

So my latest desired cravings is a hot chicken pomodori panini at Corner Bakery. But going to Corner Bakery is not cheap, $11 for a sandwich, which can easily be made at home is hard to justify despite my pregnancy excuse. Right? We have all been there (even if you have never been pregnant) sometimes your will just has to be greater than your want. Especially when a wallet is involved.

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There are a couple of components to this sandwich to make it absolutely perfect.

1. the CRUNCH.

I once had THEE best BLT at a little cafe, and what made the whole thing unique was whatever garlic spices butter they put on the bread pre-grilling to make it crispy and flavorful. There is no law that says all the flavor as to be inside the sandwich. Be creative! Garlic goes with everything. So I made a Raosted Garlic Butter. Use it to butter the outside of the sourdough bread, and store it in a container and use it for everything! like seriously people, other than cakes and cookies use it where you would normally just use regular buttah.

Roast Garlic in the oven, and cream it with a food processor till its nice and fluffy.

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Store in fridge and use often.

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2. Pesto Mayo (2 parts pesto, 1 part mayo)

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3. The rest of the sandwich…. spread on one side your pesto mayo, later with fresh tomatoes, a basil leaf or two, grilled chicken, and a mozzarella.

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If you don’t have a panini you can make it just as you would a grilled cheese on a skillet or griddle.

4. Serve with Pickles and Kettle Chips.

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holy crap, I wish I had me somma dis right now.

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5 from 1 vote
Chicken Pomodori Panini with Roasted Garlic Butter and Pesto Mayo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Easy and delicious Chicken and Pesto Panini

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken sandwich, sandwiches with pesto
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 530 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of sourdough bread
  • pesto mayo see recipe below
  • roasted Garlic butter recipe below
  • 2 vine ripened tomatoes sliced thin
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 chicken breast grilled and cut
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. On the outside of your bread, butter them with the roasted garlic mixture.
  2. On one, inside piece of bread spread on pesto mayo
  3. Layer tomatoes, 2 basil leaves,chicken and cheese, topped with the other slice of sourdough bread.
  4. Making sure butter side is facing outward, grill, or press in your panini until cheese is melted and Grooves are golden brown.
  5. Serve with kettle chips and pickles.
  6. GARLIC BUTTER
  7. 1 cup butter
  8. 2-3 cloves garlic in skins
  9. place garlic cloves in oven on cookie sheet.
  10. broil till garlic is a light brown on skin
  11. remove from oven and shed skins
  12. combine butter and garlic in food processor, pulse until garlic is minced and butter is fluffy.
  13. PESTO MAYO
  14. 1 tbs mayo
  15. 2 tbs pesto
  16. stir till combined
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pomodori Panini with Roasted Garlic Butter and Pesto Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 902mg 38%
Potassium 540mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 11.3%
Calcium 20.8%
Iron 28.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pomodori Panini with Roasted Garlic Butter and Pesto Mayo
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 902mg 38%
Potassium 540mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 11.3%
Calcium 20.8%
Iron 28.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

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  1. LOVE the car and the little-boy narration..we have the same conversations at our house, except then Parker wants to “see it see it!” :) and this looks super delicious

  2. I am looking to buy a panini grill… Which one is your favorite?? Cant wait to try this recipe!!! Thanks, Chelsea

  3. This was great! I had to change a few of the Ingredients due to living in A rural area. Used lettuce instead of Basil, Provolone in place of Mozzarrella. Will make again!