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Tuscan Pressed Chicken

Tuscan Pressed Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Made with classic Mediterranean ingredients, including garlic, basil and olive oil, our Tuscan grilling paste and drizzle give a flavor boost to simple chicken breasts. Pair them with mashed potatoes or soft polenta for a simple yet satisfying meal. Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness helps them cook quickly and uniformly.


  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts or 4 boneless
     chicken breast halves, skin on
  • 1⁄4 cup Tuscan grilling paste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbs. Tuscan grilling drizzle


Using a meat pounder, pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of 1/2 to 3/4 inch. Spread the grilling paste on both sides of the chicken and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

Preheat an electric panini press according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Place the chicken, skin side up, on the preheated panini press, close the lid and cook until the juices run clear when the meat is pierced with a knife, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into slices 1/2 inch thick. Arrange on a warmed platter and sprinkle with the grilling drizzle. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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