Chicken And Cheese Panini Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
This chicken and cheese panini will hit the spot! A great combination of chicken and melted cheese. If you don't have a panini maker you can always do as a grilled sandwich.
2 chicken breasts, cut into thin slices
2 Tablespoons butter (more or less)
8 slices whole grain bread
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (more or less)
2 Tablespoons of ranch dressing (more or less)
8 slices of cheddar cheese (or more)
Makes 4 sandwiches
Slice the chicken breasts into thin slices.
Heat the olive oil in large frying pan, and warm up the chicken, cooking over medium low heat for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.
While the chicken is cooking, butter each slice of bread on one side.
Lay all 8 slices of bread onto parchment paper or plates with the butter sides down.
Spread a little mayonnaise onto 4 of the slices and ranch dressing onto the other 4 slices.
Divide the cooked chicken onto four slices that have mayonnaise on them. Lightly season with a little salt and pepper.
Divide the cheese slices evenly and place on top of the chicken.
Place the second piece of bread, butter side out onto each of the sandwiches.
If you are using a panini maker, have it pre-heating while you are assembling the sandwiches.
Place into the panini maker and cook the sandwiches until they are golden brown on the outside and the cheese is melted and heated on the inside.
If you are using a frying pan, heat the pan over medium heat and place the sandwiches onto the pan, pressing down the a little on each sandwich with a flipper.
Cook one side to golden brown.
Flip the sandwiches and place a lid over the frying pan to contain the heat. Grill the second side until nice and brown and the cheese is melted. Flip more than once if necessary to prevent the sandwich from burning.
Cook in batches as per the size of your panini maker or skillet allows.
*Note you can also use precooked chicken
or deli chicken.