Grilled Chicken, Hummus, and Spinach Panini
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup prepared hummus
- 4 (packed) cups spinach
- 8 slices of provolone cheese
- 8 slices whole-wheat bread
- Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
- Coat chicken with olive oil; season with garlic powder, thyme, basil, salt and pepper.
- and toss to combine.
- Cook chicken on hot grill until no longer pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes per side; remove to a cutting board.
- Cut chicken into ½-inch pieces.
- Preheat a panini press.
- Spread ¼ cup hummus onto one side of a bread slice; top with 1 cup spinach, 1/4 of the grilled chicken chicken, and 2 slices provolone cheese. Sandwich with a second bread slice. Repeat assembly with remaining ingredients.
- Grill sandwiches in panini press until cheese is completely melted, about 5 minutes.
Italian lesson of the day: Did you know the word "panini" in Italian is the plural form of the word? One sandwich would be a "panino." (That means there is no such word as "paninis!")
What others are saying
Laura Griffin says:
This is a simple sandwich, but really delicious. I love using the hummus as a spread. This really works well with chicken or turkey, I've tried it with both. My husband also really likes paninis, so he loves it when I make these. I add extra chicken to his, and he's happy.
Greg Jones says:
My wife and I have a panini press that we weren't getting a lot of use out of, so we decided to try this recipe. I really like hummus, chicken, and spinach, and throwing it all on a sandwich together is quick, easy, and delicious. We've made it a few times already, and take it to work for lunch. The best part is that our kids also like to eat it! We have not had success getting them to try hummus before now. Now they ask for it all the time.
Jordan Clark says:
I used store-bought fire roasted red pepper hummus to make this sandwich and it was really easy to do and delicious. Definitely going to make it again, probably with a different flavored hummus next time.
Jenny J says:
Perfect marriage of Middle Eastern flavors with Italian flair. Instead of doing a a panini we used pita bread. It was so good!
Anthony Cohen says:
I made a turkey, hummus, and panini sandwich instead. I also used just oregano, salt, and pepper for flavor. It was pretty good. Great for a quick lunch and cheaper than store-bought.