Healthy Recipes

Grilled Chicken Paninis
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Servings: 2
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

  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.

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

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

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
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