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Posted by sharilyn On February - 7 - 2012

I’ve never been much of a sandwich person.

I mean, I don’t hate them or anything, but to me, a sandwich is the epitome of an average meal. You’ll find me eating a sandwich when I’m starving and either

A) don’t have time for anything else, or

B) am too lazy to make anything else

So how in the world did I go from being “ehh” about sandwiches to being obsessed with one?

It all started when I ran to my friend, Google, to find a panini recipe. I came across a few recipes that looked good, but they all had something about them I wasn’t crazy about. So I figured I’d take the good parts from each recipe and make my own!

Hey, why not?

The beautiful thing about a sandwich is how easy it is to customize to your liking. Like onions but hate spinach? No problem. Big garlic lover? Just mince up part of a clove and add it to your pesto. Love provolone cheese but hate mozzarella? Bring on the provolone!

You’re the king of this domain.

Or queen. I’m equal opportunity around here.

And without further adieu, I present to you The Sandwich.


Bread of your choice

(I personally prefer this Italian Herb Focaccia that I found in my grocery store’s bakery, and highly recommend a bread like this. Regular ‘ole bread just isn’t going to cut it, folks.)


(Yes, I know I can make homemade pesto, but I’m not Susie Homemaker just yet. Give me some time.)

Shredded or cubed chicken (I’ve been on a kick of buying one of those rotisserie chickens from the grocery deli and eating on that all week. Makes things like this easy peasy.)

Sliced mozzarella cheese

Sliced roma tomatoes

Raw spinach, washed and de-stemmed

Olive oil


Take your bread and lightly brush olive oil over the outside parts that will touch the grill.

Put the bottom piece of bread down on the grill.

Spread a layer of pesto on top of this slice.

Add your chicken, cheese, tomatoes and spinach.

Pretty easy so far, huh?

Take the top piece of bread, spread pesto on the inside, and place it on top.

This is how your sweet little sandwich should look right about now. It has no idea what’s coming.

Close the lid, and press down. If you want to get some serious grill mark gooey-ness going on, put some upper body strength into it.

Hold it down for a whopping 1-2 minutes, and you’re good to go.

I mean, look at this beauty.

This is one seriously good sandwich, people. Let me know what you think!

Categories: Featured, Recipes

One Response

  1. Ashlee says:

    LOVE that bread, we buy it often! So good. We don’t eat chicken, but I love pesto and tomatoes on sandwiches, yum, and that does look delicious!

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