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Grilled Chicken Panini with Olive Pesto Tapenade

Grilled Chicken and Olive Panini

The famous steakhouse in LA Shiloh's, serves an Olive Tapenade with their warm, crusty baguette as soon as you sit down for a meal. This combination almost definitely means you're mostly full by the time you get the menu. I've slightly adapted the recipe from a tradition tapenade to create a pesto fusion. It's the perfect condiment for any sandwich; especially this grilled chicken panini sandwich.

I like to keep my paninis simple, as they're more like a convenience food when I prepare them at home. It's a great way to repurpose leftover chicken into a new meal. Or, you can make your own from scratch using an interesting mix of spices, with paprika and cumin being my favorite. Don't feel limited, grilled chicken is like a blank canvas, use whatever you'd like to infuse flavor to it.

Assembling the panini is a breeze. Simply add everything together and grill in a panini press or a regular pan that has grill marks. Enjoy it with a side of salad and potatoes, and you'll have a warm meal ready in minutes. You can also let your kids assemble their own paninis and sneak some sliced red bell peppers and celery into their sandwich. A fun way to have a family dinner.

Enjoy my recipe for a Chicken and Olive Panini.