Pesto Chicken Paninis
4 oz. chicken breast - one per sandwich
Bread - 2 slices per sandwich, any bread will do really, I chose a hearty italian
I used our George Foreman grill to make these paninis and I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever used that little machine, and we've had it for about 5 years! It has now turned into my panini grill! Cook your chicken on the grill until done, when there is no more pink inside. Place the cooked chicken in a bowl, covering it with the pesto sauce. I just chose to buy the dry pesto sauce that you mix with water and olive oil. It is so simple! Let the chicken marinate in the pesto sauce for about 5 minutes. Now build your panini. Butter one side of each piece of bread. Place one slice, butter down on the grill. Layer on a piece of pesto chicken and a few slices of the fresh mozzarella. Top with the second piece of bread, butter up this time. Close the grill and cook. I just kept checking to see when the bread looked about done and the cheese was starting to melt. It's kind of like making a grilled cheese sandwich.
The results on this panini.....DELICIOUS! I wasn't so sure if Adam would care for the pesto sauce but he said these were really good too. This is definitely going to be a regular meal in our house. I can't wait to try out some other panini ideas I have as well.