Spicy Chicken & Pesto Panini

I wish I would take credit for this warm and delicious panini, but I sadly I can’t. Its my husbands creation and its a great one. We’ve been making this for years and its always been a crowd pleaser. Can be made quickly for a group of house guests or even a special lunch while you watch your favorite team during Sunday Football.


I paired this with an IPA Beer and some potato chips.

We sure enjoy Sunday Football during nap time :)

Ingredients [makes 2 sandwiches]

1 Grilled Pesto Chicken breast
4 Slices of provolone cheese
8 Slices of Spicy Capicola Deli Meat
1/4 cup pesto
4 Slices of Sourdough Bread
Couple Tbsp soften butter



We don’t have a Panini Press in our house but we do have our George Foreman and let me tell you it works great for making Panini’s!

I started out by grilling the chicken breast on the George Foreman. I brushed it with a little pesto before I grilled it.

The chicken will only takes a few minutes. Slice chicken into strips.

Once the chicken is cooked you are ready for Panini assembly!

Step 1: Starting with the bread spread softened butter on one side [of all slices] and pesto sauce on the other. The butter side is for the “panini grill’.

Step 2: Layer chicken, capicola and provolone between pesto sides of bread.

Step 3: Place in Panini Press and warm until bread is crispy and the cheese is melted.




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