Southwestern Chicken Panini

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

The cilantro pesto really makes this sandwich different. This is from Cuisine at Home magazine, and it was a huge hit at our house. Luckily, this made enough of the pesto to make the sandwiches twice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. * Puree a can of chipotles in adobo and keep in a jar in the refrigerator.
  2. Process cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice and salt in food processor till minced. Slowly drizzle in oil while machine is running, forming a paste.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, chipotle puree, and sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Spread each slice of bread with butter on one side. Spread cilantro pesto on the other side of two slices and top with cheese and chicken. Spread the other two slices with the mayo mixture and place on top of the chicken, butter side up. Toast in Foreman grill or in a skillet with a weight on top. (Cook over medium heat. When first side is browned, flip over and cook the other side, weighting again.).
Most Helpful

Really , really good!!! One of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten.

pam1955 December 16, 2011

SOOO good!!!!! It was so easy to make that my three kids helped me make them. I just had trouble keeping their hands out of the rotisserie chicken. Everyone loved them! I got LOTS of mmmmmm's!

Angie Dobbels February 09, 2010

Wonderful variation of a great sandwich. I messed up on the instructions and combined the first 8 ingredients for the sauce. Excellent. I also used chipotle sauce instead of the peppers pureed and omitted the butter alltogether. Great sandwich with a kick.

Vicki in CT April 24, 2008