Chicken with Pesto and Roasted Pepper Panini

I never was a big fan of sandwiches until I had Ciabatta bread and then the turn on for me was when it was used to make a panini. I love the crunch of the bread when grilled. After I had my first panini I was hooked and I went out and purchased a panini machine within a week and I use it at least once per week. Not just for making panini but to make vegetables, pancakes, eggs and so on. As a matter of fact I used my panini press machine to roast my peppers and to make the chicken in this sandwich.

Chicken with Pesto and Roasted Pepper Panini

1 Chicken breast fat trimmed, pounded thin
Homemade pesto recipe –> Click here
3 sliced tomato
1 pepper roasted
Ciabatta bread
Provolone cheese or cheese of your choice

Season chicken breast with salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning. Heat panini machine to medium high and cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove, wipe panini machine clean. Cut Ciabatta bread length wise and coat each piece of bread with pesto. Place a few slices of cheese on bottom piece, add chicken roasted peppers, tomato and top with more cheese. Place remaining piece of Ciabatta bread on top and place in panini press preheated on high for 4-6 minutes or until bread is crunchy.


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