Dairy Farmers of Canada

Winter Comfort Sandwich

Our dietitians' favourite

This is the Winter Comfort Sandwich recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 sandwiches
winter comfort sandwich


  • 8 oz (225 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 panini split lengthwise (leave halves attached)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) pesto
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 marinated red bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella cheese
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On barbecue, under broiler, or in a toaster oven, grill chicken over medium heat for 6 to 12 minutes. Turn once halfway through cooking.

Cut chicken in thin slices. Spread pesto on each half of panini. Fill each panini with chicken, 3 basil leaves, mushrooms, sliced pepper and Canadian Mozzarella. Heat on grill, or in a frying pan, flattening with a spatula.


Enjoy this panini with jalapeño-flavoured Canadian Havarti or Canadian Feta and replace basil with spinach leaves.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 453 Calories
Protein: 32 g
Carbohydrate: 36 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 3.7 g
Sodium: 605 mg
(% DV*)
Calcium: 32 % / 339 mg