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Italian Panini


  • Makes 4.


  • 8 slices Italian bread Olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, julienned
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces


Grill slices of Italian bread on one side and set aside. Brush olive oil lightly on sides to be grilled. Sear chicken breasts in olive oil over medium-high heat until browned. Lower heat and continue cooking until juices run clear, turning once. Place chicken breast on grilled side of bread and top with marinara sauce, salt and pepper, fresh basil, and pieces of fresh mozzarella. Place grilled side on top of cheese, facing sandwich ingredients. Grill according to panini-maker instructions or on preheated grill or pan with heavy weight.

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