Garlic Cream Grilled Chicken & Bacon Paninis

Garlic Cream Grilled Chicken & Bacon Paninis are piled with thin slices of grilled chicken, crispy bacon, and Colby Jack cheese, spread with a garlic cream sauce, and grilled until golden brown.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic grilled chicken & bacon paninis
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 774kcal
Author Samantha Skaggs


  • 3 grilled chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 8 slices Colby Jack cheese or 1 1/3 cups shredded
  • 12 slices bacon cooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus more for grilling paninis
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • French bread loaf or Italian bread loaf cut into 8 1-inch thick slices


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a small sauce pan. Add garlic and saute over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Lower heat to medium-low and add milk and stir to prevent lumps. Season with salt. Cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Spread garlic cream sauce on each inside slice of bread. Top one side with grilled chicken, 3 slices of bacon, and 2 slices of cheese (or 1/3 cup of shredded cheese). Top with other slice of bread.
  • Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle a little olive oil on one side of bread. Place that side down onto skillet. Press down using another skillet. Let cook until golden brown. Drizzle other side with olive oil. Flip it over, press down with other skillet, and grill that side until golden brown. Serve warm.


Calories: 774kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1301mg | Potassium: 878mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 434mg | Iron: 1.4mg