Chicken Caprese Paninis – Easy grilled panini made with grilled chicken, roma tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and pizza sauce.
I ADORE paninis! I’m always excited when I find a new one I like. I love making caprese appetizers, but I usually end up eating most of them because my husband likes something with meat on it. So I decided to turn them into a panini using grilled chicken. I was super pleased with the result, and I will be making these again. I even wrapped one up for lunch the next day, and it was still delicious.
- 4 thin cut chicken breasts
- 1 cup Kraft Sweet Balsamic dressing
- 1 Italian loaf, sliced 1 in. thick
- 1 jar pizza sauce
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- Chopped basil
- Olive oil
- 1 roma tomato, sliced
- Place chicken in a gallon ziploc bag. Pour in dressing, seal, and mix the dressing around the chicken. Marinate chicken breasts for 1 hour.
- Grill chicken until cooked over medium high heat. Thin cut breasts cook very quickly. Remove chicken and let it rest a few minutes before slicing.
- On each side of bread, spread about a tbsp of pizza sauce. Top with chicken, 1 1/2 slices mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, and other slice of bread.
- Drizzle olive oil on both sides of panini before placing in a skillet.
- Heat skillet over medium high heat and press panini down with another skillet. Flip once it is golden brown. Press down panini once again with other skillet. Remove to a plate once this side is golden brown.
- Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
- Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
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