• Grilled Chicken Paninis

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 480
    Total Fat 17.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Sodium 924 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 43 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2
    Marinating Time 30 minutes to overnight

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Chicken breast halves 2 (5-ounce)
    Lemon juice ¼ cup
    Olive oil 2 tablespoons
    Garlic clove, minced 1
    Parsley, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried) 2 tablespoons
    Salt ¼ teaspoon
    Dash of black pepper
    Italian bread (eg, ciabatta) 4 slices
    Medium tomato 1
    Mozzarella (preferably fresh), sliced 3 ounces
    Baby spinach ¼ cup
    Directions
    1. Combine chicken, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
    2. Place chicken on grill or indoor grill pan coated with cooking spray. Grill over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Remove chicken and reduce the grill to a low setting.
    3. Create 2 sandwiches with the chicken breast, tomato, mozzarella, and spinach. Place the sandwiches onto the grill. Place a flat weight over each sandwich, such as a plate with a canned food item on top of it. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese melts.

    Exchanges4 very lean meats; 2 starches; 1.5 medium fat substitutes; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Spinach-vegetable SaladTop baby spinach with sliced tomato, shredded carrots, sliced red onion, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette.


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