Chicken, Basil, Roasted Red Pepper Panini

Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I made this "panini" style sandwich up one night at the supermarket while searching for something new to make for dinner. I make it in the broiler and then put a heavy frying pan on top of it for the panini effect-but if you have an panini maker or Foreman grill that's even better!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and cook in broiler or grill 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
  2. Slice panini and place in heated broiler with outsides up. Broil 1-2 minutes until outside is warm and firm.
  3. Flip panini over. Place slices of red pepper and goat cheese on top slice. Place cheddar cheese on bottom slice. Return to broiler for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted and bread is crusty.
  4. Take out of broiler. Place basil on top of cheddar cheese and chicken on top of basil. Put the top slice of bread on top of chicken.
  5. Place sandwich on cutting board. Put clean dishtowel on top of sandwich and a heavy fry pan on top of that to "squish" the sandwich. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  6. Slice the sandwich. Serve with a salad or a vegetable side (pan seared asparagus would be good).

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