Rosemary Smoked Chicken Panini

Total Time
10mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I like to experiment with my table top grill on panini like sandwiches. This one is easy and tasted awesome! From a TV show special on warm comfort food type meals. Feel free to use what ever method you have available if you dont own a panini press. These are just as good done as a traditionally made grilled cheese in a skillet or griddle but if using this method it helps to weigh the sandwich down with something heavy such as an iron skillet or a brick covered in heavy duty foil.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat your panini press to high or use a foreman type grill or do on stovetop in skillet.
  2. Lightly brush one side of bread slices with EVOO.
  3. Place oiled side down on a work surface and place equal amounts of cheese on each slice.
  4. Arrange chicken slices on one slice and tomato slices on the other.
  5. Sprinkle chicken with rosemary, salt and pepper.
  6. Put two slices together.
  7. Place panini in your press and press lightly for about 30 seconds.
  8. Continue to bake for 3 minutes until bread is grilled and crispy and cheese is melted.
  9. Remove from grill, slice and serve hot.
Most Helpful

I got on a panini kick, last winter, when Austin actually got iced in for 3 days! I didn't use chicken breasts, but deli sliced turkey. I'm always looking for ways to use my fresh rosemary, which I've managed to grow (too successfully!), and I really enjoyed this sandwich! Thanks! Since then, I've made this panini several more times (that overgrown rosemary!), and it's always great. I don't always have tomato, and it's still good. I don't always have gouda, so I've subbed havarti and muenster, and it's still good. I always cook it in my George Foreman, and it's great, for that! I just love this panini!

Belinda in Austin, TX July 17, 2007