Classic Chicken Panini

Grilled sandwich dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Serve these classic chicken Panini topped with cheese, onion, tomato and muffins – perfect for Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
1/2
teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
1/4
cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
teaspoons white or flavored vinegar
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
4
whole wheat English muffins, split
4
slices (3/4 oz each) fat-free mozzarella cheese product
4
thin slices red onion
1
plum (Roma) tomato, cut into 8 slices

  • 1 Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning blend. Place chicken on grill. Close grill; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar and garlic powder. Spread on English muffin halves. Place chicken on bottoms of English muffins. Top with cheese, onion, tomato and tops of muffins.
  • 3 Place sandwiches on grill. Close grill, pressing to flatten sandwiches; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until sandwiches are toasted.

Expert Tips

Regular tomatoes can be substituted for the plum tomatoes but may add more moisture to the sandwiches during grilling.

Try this with other types of cheese, such as reduced-fat Swiss, provolone or Cheddar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.