Cheesy Chicken and Pesto Panini

with Italian Salad
A panini is an Italian sandwich most commonly made with soft ciabatta bread before being grilled or toasted.
Cals 1077 · Prot 68 · Carbs 89 · Fat 48
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30 min
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A panini is an Italian sandwich most commonly made with soft ciabatta bread before being grilled or toasted.
Cals 1077 · Prot 68 · Carbs 89 · Fat 48
Family-Friendly
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Ingredients
Number of People:
Panini
Chicken breast
300 Grams
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Water
100 ML
Chicken stock cube
0.5 Pieces
Green pesto
50 Grams
Grated cheddar
60 Grams
Grated mozzarella
60 Grams
Ciabatta
2 Pieces
Salad
Romaine lettuce
200 Grams
Cucumber
1 Piece
Cherry tomatoes
150 Grams
Almond flakes
30 Grams
Dressing
Shallots
1 Piece
Olive oil
2 Tbsp
Wholegrain mustard
15 Grams
Balsamic vinegar
15 ML
Honey
20 Grams
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp

Tips for fussy eaters

Serve with crisps or fries on the side.

Pro tip

Dress your salad just before serving, otherwise it will go soggy!

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

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1 Cook chicken

Heat a non-stick pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for 3 min on either side until golden brown. Once golden brown, add the measured water and chicken stock cube to the pan, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 12-15 min. 
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2 Prep salad and dressing

Meanwhile, wash and roughly chop the lettuce and cucumber. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Refrigerate. Peel and chop the shallots very finely. Add the shallotsolive oilmustardbalsamic vinegarhoneysalt and black pepper to a jar or bowl. Whisk or shake until fully combined - this is your dressing. 
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3 Pull chicken

Once the chicken is cooked, remove the pan from the heat and, using two forks, pull the chicken until it's fully shredded. Add the pesto and grated cheese to the pan and give everything a good mix up. 
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4 Stuff ciabattas

Slice the ciabattas open. Sandwich the cheese and chicken mixture in between the ciabatta slices.
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5 Grill ciabattas

Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the ciabatta sandwiches and place a smaller pan directly on top of them. Place a heavy weight (e.g. several cans) onto the smaller pan and fry for 3 min per side until golden. 
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6 Serve

Meanwhile, toss the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and almonds in the dressing. Slice the paninis carefully and serve them alongside the salad.

Tips for fussy eaters

Serve with crisps or fries on the side.

Pro tip

Dress your salad just before serving, otherwise it will go soggy!

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, cree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

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