Simple Chicken Pesto Panini Recipe


  • Sliced ourdough bread (available at Safeway)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Basil pesto sauce (available at Costco) or basil leaves (available at Target)
  • Baby spinach (optional)
  • Diced or sliced grilled chicken (available at Target)
  • Diced fire-roasted tomatoes (available at Target)
  • Sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese

Panini Grill


  1. Turn on panini grill to pre-heat
  2. If chicken is frozen, defrost it in a microwave
  3. Spray olive oil on both sides of panini grill plates
  4. Put cheese slices on both slices of bread
  5. Put baby spinach on other slice of bread
  6. Put basil leaves on one slice of bread or basil pesto on both slices of bread
  7. Put diced tomato on one slice and chicken on the other slice
  8. Optional: spread a generous amount of basil pesto on chicken

  9. Grill the panini sandwich