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Tubby's Pesto Panini

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"This sandwich is tasty for lunch or dinner. I experimented and came up with it one night when I wanted to make something quick, easy, and tasty for my girlfriend who loves pesto sauce. Enjoy!"
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36 m servings 587
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 sandwiches)


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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat; lightly oil the grate.
  2. Place basil, oil, garlic, Romano cheese, oregano, and pepper into a blender. Blend on high until smooth, adding additional oil if necessary, about 30 seconds.
  3. Grill chicken until juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. Do not turn off grill.
  4. Spoon 1 tablespoon of Caesar dressing onto 2 slices of bread. Top each with lettuce, and an additional slice of bread. Spread the second slice of bread thickly with the pesto. Top each sandwich with a cooked chicken breast, a slice of smoked mozzarella, and the remaining bread.
  5. Grill sandwiches until the cheese is melted, and the bread is toasted, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 587 calories; 41.5 20 32.5 85 523 Full nutrition

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Everyone in my family loves it. This is better than eating out.

In a word...FANTASTIC! I pounded the chicken thin and seasoned it with salt and pepper,used a flat bread and my indoor grill. Many flavors but nothing overpowers anything else. This will be a re...

The whole family loved it. We grilled the chicken, sliced it up and used chibata bread in a panini maker. We also added tomato in place of letuce and added black Forrest ham. Delicious.

Really yummy! I grilled the chicken breasts and melted the mozzarella on top of them--on the grill. Then, I put together the sandwiches. Thanks for the recipe. Great way to use the pesto I had l...

Really good. I used my frozen pesto with ranch dressing (I didn't have caesar) and shredded mozarella cheese all on focaccia bread from my bread machine. Yummo! Perfect summer dinner.

Great Panini! We didn't use 3 slices of bread, just 2. Yum!

I used an already prepared basil pesto and these were really good! Very flavorful and easy to put together. I did marinate my chicken in ceasar dressing (regular, not creamy), prior to cooking t...

Tried this the other night! Loved it, but I did make a few changes.. I didn't see the need for that 3rd piece of bread so I just used two slices of potato bread. Potato bread works great for pan...

I really liked this sandwich. My family was super excited to make the pesto. We recommend you use 1/4 tablespoon pepper in the pesto. Super delish!!!!!!