Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This takes some of my favorite flavors, basil and lemon, marries them with grilled chicken and melting cheese on a hot grilled bun. yum. I will post the chicken recipe on its own as well (you can use scaloppine too, I prefer the thicker cut) What I do is cook the chicken for dinner making extras and use the leftovers for the panini :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *For the chicken*.
  2. Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice, combine zest and juice with oil and garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Put chicken breasts between wax paper and pound to an even thickness.
  4. Place in glad bag or bowl with marinade and leave for 30 minutes to 20 hours.
  5. Grill chicken on bbq or broil it or even cook it in a hot skillet, 6-8 minutes approximately.
  6. Cut ciabatta into 4 sandwich size pieces or use whatever bread you prefer. put 1 tbs of pesto on both sides of bread. (or fresh basil).
  7. Add chicken, fontina cheese, tomatoes and spinach to each.
  8. Grill in panini press or in a cast iron pan with another heated cast iron pan on top of it to press it down until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

Easy, FABULOUS, DELICIOUS, AND VERY FLAVORFUL. A great lunch for all of us today. Definately a keeper here. Made for Zaar Stars.

weekend cooker August 21, 2009

Extreme yumminess! This was so easy to prepare and satisfied that growing itch for a panini I was getting. I loved the flavors of the lemon, garlic and pesto. I can see this would be delicious as a panini or just as a chicken entree. Thank you so much!

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

These were incredible!! I knew they were going to be good when I read the recipe, but actually eating them OMG!

Amyk4 April 21, 2008