Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chipotle Chicken Panini

Recipe Makes 1 Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Breast, cooked, sliced thin: 4 oz
     season chicken with salt and pepper before cooking
Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese: 1/4 cup
Chipotle Sauce: 1-2 Tablespoons
Baguette: 6" - 1 ea
Tomato: 2 slices
Bacon: 2 slices

1.  Prepare your grilled chicken, cook through and slice at a bias, set aside.

2.  Slice your baguette in half and place inside down on a slightly oiled pan.  Allow to toast for 1-2 minutes, then flip over and sprinkle cheese on both sides.  Spread chipotle sauce evenly on both sides over the cheese.  Place 2 slices tomato, 2 slices cooked bacon and grilled chicken on the bottom piece of baguette.  Close sandwich and press down with a cooking weight or another frying pan.  Allow to cook for 1 minute then flip entire sandwich over and press down again and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted and desired crunchiness is achieved.

3.  Serve with your favorite potato chips, fries or onion rings.

Notes: A spicy ranch dressing can be substituted for the chipotle sauce.  Substitute any french, Italian or club roll for the baguette.