August is national Panini Month, and while several sandwich chains have popularized this delicious sandwich, you can easily make a panini in the comfort of your own home, too! Here's a recipe for a delicious Chicken Pesto Panini:
*You will first need a panini grill at home to start making this sandwich
1 focaccia bread, quartered
1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1. Preheat a panini grill.
2. Slice each quarter of focaccia bread in half horizontally. Spread each half with pesto. Layer bottom halves with equal amounts chicken, bell pepper, onion, and cheese. Top with remaining focaccia halves, forming 4 sandwiches.
3. Grill paninis 5 minutes in the preheated grill, or until focaccia bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
We especially love that this recipe uses pesto made with basil, which is known for its rejuvenating properties. Don't forget to pick up Energizing Heights at Home products, including body milk, body butter, body wash, bath salt, linen spray and travel kits, the next time you stop by your local Massage Heights, which also feature basil, as well as Rosemary and Sage oils.
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