Healthy & Tasty Grilled Chicken and Avocado Panini

A healthy grilled chicken and avocado sandwich is one of my favorite lunchtime meals. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. It’s perfect as a meal prep option, too!

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Triangle sliced grilled chicken and avocado panini stacked on wooden cutting board to see the delicious interior of the sandwich

Creamy avocado, melted mozzarella, fresh spinach and sliced garden tomatoes perfectly complement the grilled chicken breast in this delicious panini. To save time, you could substitute rotisserie chicken breast or off-the-bone chicken breast from the deli counter. To add a little extra kick, arugula or baby power greens would be a nice alternative to the baby spinach.

If you have one, a panini press is the best tool for preparing this recipe. However, a grill pan (or even a large skillet) can also be used. Use a clean heavy cast iron skillet or a spatula to press down on the roll while toasting for best results.

If you like meal prepping, this sandwich is a perfect option! It keeps well in your storage containers and is great cold, too. My tasty Grilled Chicken Panini with Brie is also another version to try! Pair the panini with French fries, sweet potato fries, or a cup of soup.

Stack of sandwiches with melting cheese, showing detail of the interior of the sandwiches from the side

Ingredients and Tools You’ll Need for this Recipe:

  • White or sourdough bread
  • Dijon mustard
  • Chicken breast, grilled and thinly sliced
  • Avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Tomato, thinly sliced
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Mozzarella, shredded
  • Olive oil
  • Panini press, grill pan, or cast iron skillet
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Silicone basting brush

How to Make a Grilled Chicken & Avocado Panini:

Heat panini press or pan according to manufacturer instructions.

Spread one teaspoon of Dijon mustard onto each bread slice.

Top 2 slices of bread with one-half each of the chicken, avocado, tomato, baby spinach, and shredded mozzarella. Add remaining bread to top to form a sandwich.  

Brush the paninis on both sides with the olive oil and grill until the bread is golden-brown on all sides and the cheese is melted, 6-8 minutes or according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Remove sandwiches from press, cut in half, serve with fries and/or choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Completed panini, sliced into triangles and placed slightly on top of each other on a wooden cutting board
Yield: 2 Paninis

Grilled Chicken & Avocado Panini

Triangle sliced grilled chicken and avocado panini stacked on wooden cutting board to see the delicious interior of the sandwich

A healthy grilled chicken and avocado sandwich is one of my favorite lunchtime meals. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. It's perfect as a meal prep option, too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white or sourdough bread
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 4 oz. chicken breast, grilled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions

    Heat panini press according to manufacturer instructions.


    Spread one teaspoon of Dijon mustard onto each bread slice.


    Top 2 slices of bread with one-half each of the chicken, avocado, tomato, baby spinach, and shredded mozzarella. Add remaining bread to top to form a sandwich.


    Brush the paninis on both sides with the olive oil and grill until the bread is golden-brown on all sides and the cheese is melted, 6-8 minutes or according to manufacturer’s instructions.


    Remove sandwiches from press, cut in half, serve with fries and/or choice of side dishes and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1478mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 11gSugar: 9gProtein: 44g

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Creamy avocado, melted mozzarella, fresh spinach and sliced garden tomatoes perfectly complement the grilled chicken breast in this delicious panini.

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