Saturday 8 October 2011

Panino con pollo al pesto, mozzarella e zucchini

Doesn't that sounds so so delicious, I mean the name, well it is just Chicken pesto,mozzarella and courgette panino in English. Not that i know Italian, I just wrote what they said in the book. The recipe is from Taste Italia Magazine which I have a subscription.
We have decided here at home that I should make something from the magazine when I receive them in my post.
I think it is a good idea otherwise I look to the book and then tell in my mind hmmmmm I should make this and that but then forget all about it.
So this is what we had yesterday evening as dinner with a glass of Rosie Wine.

Serves 2
1 large Chicken breast
125 gm mozarella sliced
2 to 3 tbsp oilve oil
2  to 3 heaped tbsp basil pesto ( you can use shop bought one) I used home made
1 courgette/Zucchini
2 large Ciabatta roll
Salt and freshly ground black peper

Begin Slicing the large chicken breast into four thing seaks.
Slice the courgette very thinly with a mandolin or a harp knife.

Brush the courgette and chicken with oilive oil, then season.
Griddle the chicken and courgette for 3 to 4 minutes in each side, untill cooked through.
You may need to do in batches if you don't have a large griddle pan.

Cut the ciabatta rolls in half and place them on teh griddle pan for 1 to 2 minutes, untill they begin to color on the inside.
To assemble the sandwich, layer the courgettes on the bottom, top with chciekn breast and then add sliced mozarella.
Finally spoon over the pesto, season and serve hot.


Gloria Baker said...

what lovely and beauty food dear happy cook! Look awesome!! gloria

Unknown said...

that looks simply delicious!....beautiful click!!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Looks beautiful ... and I can smell the flavours from here :-)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

your photos are just exquisite...awesome presentation..:)
Tasty Appetite

Priya Suresh said...

Super delicious dish, quite flavourful and inviting..

kankana said...

Mozzarella and pesto .. nothing like that combo! This is looking gorgeous and fancy :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks mighty delicious! A great combination. Definitely mouthwatering.



Cham said...

Like the title, the picture is fresh and crisp! Chicken and courgette sounds tasty!

Deeba PAB said...

Just so gorgeous Finla, and beautifully photographed too! Wow!!

Jaya M said...

That sounds so delicious .love the combo for panini or is it sandwich?..whatever..That is one beautiful picture as well..hugs and smiles