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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gourmet Chicken Panini

I love a good sandwich...and panini's are ALWAYS good sandwiches! This 
Gourmet Chicken Panini is FABULOUS! Its packed full of yummy ingredient and will
satisfy both the young and old in your family. You can make just one, or you can make 50....its just
a matter of ingredient...the panini is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Gourmet Chicken Panini
* use the amount of ingredient you want for the amount of sandwiches you will be making.

Bacon, cooked and drained
Chicken, cooked and removed from bone (or use rotisserie chicken)
Avocado, sliced
Pepper Jack cheese, sliced
Ranch dressing
Bread, thick sliced (not the store bought fluff...use heavy deli bread or a french bread)

Preheat panini press (instructions on how to make these withOUT a press will follow these instructions) for 6 minutes or until "ready" light kicks on.
To make sandwiches, butter the back sides of the bread, like you would for a grilled cheese sandwich. On one slice of bread, (in order)- spread ranch dressing on the inside of each slice of bread (opposite to buttered side) 1 slice of cheese, chicken, avocado, bacon, then another slice of cheese, then top with another slice of bread (that inside has been spread with ranch dressing). MAKE sure that the butter is on the OUTSIDE of each slice of bread.

Place sandwich in panini press and cook until bread is toasted and crisp (mine took approximately 4-5 minutes).

*To make sandwich without a press-assemble sandwich as directed above. Place sandwich in a frying pan, butter side down. Place a smaller sauce pan (the heavier the better) on top of sandwich, pressing sandwich down (I placed a large can of tomato juice (still in the can) in my sauce pan to add more weight...you could use whatever you had) Cook until the one side is browned and then turn sandwich over, repeating if necessary to melt the cheese. I've made panini's like this several times and it works like a charm

Serve with your favorite sandwich side dish!

Julie~


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