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Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Panini with Cilantro Pesto and Feta

If you are ever on the hunt for something exciting to eat try combing through the Closet Cooking Blogspot. This guy comes up with the most lively lip smack’n tantalizing recipes. There is no going wrong with cilantro, chicken, red peppers and feta. Cut them up for hors d’oeuvres. Serve them for a girls night out or for the guys game night.

If you do not have a panini press grill them in a skillet. Use a spatula to press down on the sandwich.

Source: ClosetCooking
(Serving Size 1)
1 chicken breast (pounded thin)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices of bread (or 1 roll)
1/2 roasted red pepper
1 handful baby spinach
2 tablespoons cilantro pesto, recipe below
1 handful feta (mashed)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Make the cilantro pesto; set aside.

Dust the chicken with the paprika and season it with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chicken and cook until it is golden brown on both sides and cooked all the way through, about 4-7 minutes per side.

To assemble the sandwich, spread the bottom slice of bread with some cilantro pesto. Top with chicken, red pepper, feta then spinach. Brush both sides of the sandwich with olive oil and grill until golden brown on both sides.

Cilantro Pesto: Serving size 1 cup
1 cup cilantro
2 teaspoons ginger (grated)
3 tablespoons sesame seeds (toasted and ground)
1 red chili
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 splash lemon juice

Puree everything in a food processor.