Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chicken Cheese Steak Panini

Thanks to my Dad, who sometimes fills paninis with the weirdest combination of food, came up with this idea.  It was so good I have made it a couple times since.  The recipe is for one panini, so it is easy to double or triple it to make more.

2 Slices of bakery whole wheat bread
2 tsp olive oil
1 small chicken breast
2 slices of American cheese
1/4 of a red onion
Salt and Pepper

First, heat a pan to medium-low heat and add 1 tsp of olive oil.  Slice the onion in about 1/4 inch slices.  Add the onion to the pan with a pinch of salt.  Cook for about 10 minutes, until they have some color and are soft.  Set them aside.  Salt and pepper the chicken, then cook in the same pan as the onions.  Once the chicken is cooked through, set aside for 5 minutes allowing it to cool.  Then chop the chicken into desired size, you could shred it or chop it into tiny squares.

Now just build the panini, put the chicken on one slice of bread, then the onions, then the cheese.  Place the other slice on top, and brush with half of the remaining olive oil.  Place it on the panini press or simply in a pan heated to medium oiled side down.  Then brush the other side with olive oil.  If you're using a pan, press the sandwich down with a spatula for about 1-2 minutes then flip it and cook another 1-2 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. This looks great. I will be trying out both this and the soup while I am off between Christmas and NY. Keep the recipes coming! THANKS.