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Chicken Pesto Sandwich

This chicken pesto panini will be great on its own or paired with a steaming bowl of soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 366kcal


  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 Tablespoon mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon pesto
  • 2 vine ripened tomatoes sliced thin
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 chicken breast grilled and cut
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese


  • in a small dish mix pesto and mayo together
  • Butter the outside of your bread.
  • On one, inside piece of bread spread on pesto mayo
  • Layer tomatoes, 2 basil leaves,chicken and cheese, topped with the other slice of bread.
  • Making sure butter side is facing outward, grill, or press in your panini until cheese is melted and Grooves are golden brown.
  • Serve with kettle chips


PRO TIP: because you are using fresh mozzarella it needs a little more time than traditional mozzarella to melt so cook your sandwich on med-high heat, not high, or your bread will be done before your cheese it heated through. 
PRO TIP: You can grab already cooked grilled chicken strips in the deli section or the freezer section and use them for this hot sandwich. 


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 787IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg