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Grilled Chicken and Swiss Panini

Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield 2 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Smoked turkey and ham make tasty substitutes for the smoked chicken in these pressed Italian sandwiches.


  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced smoked chicken breast
  • 2 (3/4-ounce) slices reduced-fat, reduced-sodium Swiss cheese (such as Alpine Lace)
  • 4 (0.5-ounce) slices very thin white bread
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • protein 19.2 g
  • carbohydrate 14.6 g
  • cholesterol 36 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 796 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • calcium 253 mg

How to Make It

  1. Divide chicken and cheese evenly between 2 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices.

  2. Coat tops of sandwiches with cooking spray. Place sandwiches, coated sides down, in a grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat tops of sandwiches with cooking spray. Place a piece of foil over sandwiches in pan; place a heavy skillet on top of foil to press sandwiches. Cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn sandwiches over; replace foil and heavy skillet. Cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut sandwiches in half, and serve immediately.

  3. Note: We used a smaller skillet weighted with 2 canned goods to press the sandwiches, but a cast-iron skillet would also do the trick.

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