Chicken Pesto Paninis


A delicious mix of chicken, pesto, veggies, and cheese all melted together on flavorful focaccia bread. Simple, fast, and very tasty - a nice change from normal sandwiches.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 focaccia bread, quartered

  • ½ cup prepared basil pesto

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat a panini grill.

  2. Slice each quarter of focaccia bread in half horizontally. Spread each half with pesto. Layer bottom halves with equal amounts chicken, bell pepper, onion, and cheese. Top with remaining focaccia halves, forming 4 sandwiches.

  3. Grill paninis 5 minutes in the preheated grill, or until focaccia bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.

    close up view of Chicken Pesto Paninis on plates

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

641 Calories
29g Fat
61g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 641
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1076mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 529mg 41%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 349mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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