Grilled Caesar Chicken Panini


Serves – 4


  • 4 fresh chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Lettuce
  • 4 panini rolls
  • 30g (1oz) Parmesan, grated
  • pich salt and pepper

For the Caesar mayonnaise

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 50g (2oz) Parmesan, finely grated


  1. Make marinade by mixing  2 tbsp olive oil, lemon zest, garlic clove and salt and pepper. Place to one side.
  2. Place chicken breasts in clingfilm and flatten by beating with a rolling pin.
  3. Place chicken into a zip bag and pour in marinade, and evenly shake to coat all chicken breasts. Place in fridge for 1hr to marinate.
  4. Make the Caesar mayonnaise by mixing all the ingredients into a bowl and chill before use.
  5. Using an electric grill, griddle or frying pan, cook chicken for approx 6-10mins, depending on size of chicken breasts, turning halfway, until cooked all the way through.
  6. Slice Panini rolls and put in a toaster, or grill until lightly toasted.  Spread the insides of the panini with the mayonnaise.
  7. Place a chicken breast into the roll and add some parmesan and lettuce. You can add extra salad of your choice (I added sliced tomatoes).
  8. Hold roll together with a cocktail stick.