Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Cheese Chicken Panini

Happy Summer Everyone!

It is really great to be back at it.  As you can see from the to box on the right, I have completed my book.  It is published and ready for you to purchase.  All you have to do to get a copy is click on the "pay now" button and complete the information form.  For those of you that live near me and don't need to have it shipped just send me an email or a comment and I will see to it that you get a copy.  Every copy going out will be personally signed by me.

Do you like chicken wings? Then you'll love this spicy sandwich made with chicken, paprika, chili powder, hot sauce and Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing.  It would go great with a nice salad and a glass of lemonade.

I hope you will try it and let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

Blue Cheese Chicken Panini

1/2 cup Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing, plus extra for dipping
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for grilling bread

  • 3 tablespoons favorite hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 8 slices (medium thickness) favorite bread

  • Sliced red onion

  • Directions
    1. In a shallow bowl combine flour, paprika, chili powder and salt. Coat chicken with flour mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken on each side until it is fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan. In a small bowl, combine hot sauce and butter. Brush each piece of chicken with hot sauce mixture. Allow chicken to cool slightly.
    2. Preheat a sandwich grill or panini press. Arrange bread slices on a work surface and spread each slice with 1 tablespoon Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Layer cooked chicken and onions on four slices. Cover chicken with remaining four slices of bread, dressing side down. Brush top and bottom of bread with olive oil and place panini in grill or press and cover. Cook until bread is toasted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill and cut each sandwich in half. Serve sandwiches and celery sticks with extra Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Serves 4

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