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Sandwiches don’t have to be boring. With the right tools and ingredients, you can make something yummy! Like a panini!

A panini is a pressed/grilled sandwich. The name is of Italian origin, like the sandwiches. So using italian breads like ciabatta (chee-BAH-tah) and focaccia (foh-KAH-chah) makes sense, but I used regular sandwich bread though. I have more tips below.

This is a simple recipe that you can follow. I hope you’re inspired to upgrade your regular sandwich to something warm and melty.

What you’ll need:
– George Foreman Grill (or electronic grill) OR cast iron grill pan and press tool
– chicken (sliced)
– roasted red peppers (picked red peppers)
– pesto sauce
– mozzarella cheese slices
– hummus (optional)

See below for MORE tips, not seen in the video.

I used both pesto and hummus, but I recommend using ONE or the other. Sometimes I use honey mustard or mayonnaise.

It doesn’t matter how you prepare the chicken. In fact, you don’t even have to use chicken. Think outside the box, use leftover ham or turkey.

Mozzerella is a good cheese for melty sandwiches because it isn’t oily and it melts easily. Gouda, havarti and american cheese slices work as well. I don’t recommend using cheddar ever.

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