Chicken Panini with Arugula, Provolone and Chipotle Mayonnaise

One word to describe this hot panini… dee-licious!

I’m in love with the flavor combination of this grilled chicken panini made on Ciabatta bread with melted provolone, arugula and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise.

This sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner and you can easily prepare this for one or a family of eight!

A panini press is on my Christmas list this year, but not having one has never stopped me from making paninis before. I lightly spray the bread with oil and use my George Forman grill and it’s ready in minutes. You could even use a grill pan on the stove and place an iron skillet on top to press it down.

And if you are new to my site, don’t forget my tip on how to make a bigger sandwich for less calories!

Chicken Panini with Arugula, Provolone and Chipotle Mayonnaise
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 panini • Points +: 9 pts • Smart Points: 11
345 • Fat: 9.8 g • Carb: 40 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Protein: 24.4 g • Sugar: 0.4 g
Sodium: 663.2 mg


  • 1 tbsp Hellman’s light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chipotle in adobo sauce (or to taste)
  • 3 oz ciabatta, sliced open
  • 1.75 oz (1 thin) grilled chicken cutlet
  • 1 slice Sargento reduced fat provolone
  • 0.5 oz (about 1/2 cup) baby arugula
  • Smart Balance cooking spray


Combine mayonnaise and chipotle pepper sauce in a small bowl. You can use any hot sauce, sriracha or chipotle tabasco would also work; season to your taste.

Spread the spicy mayonnaise inside the ciabatta. Lay the provolone cheese, grilled chicken and arugula in the bread; close and lightly spray the top with cooking spray.  

Place on a panini press and close until the cheese melts and the bread is toasted. Cut in half and eat immediately.