Creeach Fam Recipes

Chicken Pesto Panini

4 servings


30 minutes

total time


1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground pepper

4 chicken breast cutlets (about 1 pound)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

¼ cup refrigerated basil pesto

4 whole-grain sandwich thins

2 cups loosely packed baby arugula

4 jarred roasted red pepper strips, drained and patted dry

5 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

Cooking spray


Combine oregano and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of chicken. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken; cook until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan. When cool enough to handle, slice each cutlet in half crosswise.

Spread pesto evenly over cut sides of sandwich thins. Top the bottom halves evenly with arugula, chicken, roasted red pepper and mozzarella; cover with top halves. Press down lightly.

Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Lightly coat both sides of sandwiches with cooking spray. Heat the griddle or grill according to the manufacturer's directions. (If using a skillet, heat over medium heat.) Place the sandwiches on the griddle or grill or in the skillet, working in batches if necessary. If using a griddle or grill, close the lid and grill until the bread is toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. (If using a skillet, place a heavy saucepan or skillet on top of the sandwiches. Cook until the bottoms are toasted, about 2 minutes. Flip the sandwiches; top again with the saucepan or skillet. Cook until the other side is toasted, about 2 more minutes.)


Serving Size



474 kcal

Total Fat

21 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



106 mg


808 mg

Total Carbohydrate

31 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

3 g


41 g

4 servings


30 minutes

total time
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