You will forever grill extra chicken just to make this fast and easy delicious grilled chicken panini. Heh heh, that rhymes in a funny way. Sorry, I’m easily distracted by such things…
Paninis are a magical kind of sandwich. Thank you, Italy, for that.
They are warm and melty and infinitely adaptable.
Plus, they just taste special. A warm lunch with a crunchy, crusty bread? It seems a bit indulgent. And it can all be yours in a matter of 10 minutes.
This really is very basic.
You’ve got some grilled chicken, lots of mozzarella cheese (I like to put it on the top and bottom of the sandwich, so it melts all over and seals everything together), a little bit of baby kale (or spinach or arugula) and roasted red peppers (I used jarred, but you could make your own.)
I also drizzled some balsamic vinegar on the whole wheat bun for a flavor boost and voila, an amazing panini, ready in under 10 minutes!
You can have this for lunch, dinner, picnics, any time!
And you don’t need a panini press or fancy sandwich maker. Just a couple of pots and a heavy can (or cans) make an easy hack:
I use aluminum foil between the bread and the top pan so I don’t have to clean that one, too. All about the easy clean-up.
I literally ate this standing over the cutting board. No plate, no chair needed.
I’m thankful it didn’t burn my mouth because even that probably wouldn’t have slowed me down. It’s kinda irresistible.
So yeah, you should definitely make this grilled chicken panini soon.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 630