Grilled Chicken Paninis
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories480Total Fat17.5 gSaturated Fat6 gSodium924 mgTotal Carbohydrate37.5 gDietary Fiber3 gProtein43 g
Servings and Times
Servings2Marinating Time30 minutes to overnight
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresChicken breast halves2 (5-ounce)Lemon juice¼ cupOlive oil2 tablespoonsGarlic clove, minced1Parsley, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)2 tablespoonsSalt¼ teaspoonDash of black pepperItalian bread (eg, ciabatta)4 slicesMedium tomato1Mozzarella (preferably fresh), sliced3 ouncesBaby spinach¼ cup
  • Directions
  • Combine chicken, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
  • Place chicken on grill or indoor grill pan coated with cooking spray. Grill over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove chicken and reduce the grill to a low setting.
  • Create 2 sandwiches with the chicken breast, tomato, mozzarella, and spinach. Place the sandwiches onto the grill. Place a flat weight over each sandwich, such as a plate with a canned food item on top of it. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts.



  • Exchanges
    4 very lean meats; 2 starches; 1.5 medium fat substitutes; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Spinach-vegetable Salad
    Top baby spinach with sliced tomato, shredded carrots, sliced red onion, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette.




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