Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Panini

READY IN: 4hrs 20mins




  • For slow-cooked chicken, mix Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper in a small cup.
  • Brush chicken with olive oil; rub seasoning mixture all over chicken.
  • Put wine and garlic in a 4 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker; add chicken thighs in a single layer, bone side down.
  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours, or until fork tender.
  • Remove from cooker; let stand until cool enough to handle (chicken can be cooked up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated).
  • Remove bones; tear chicken into large pieces.
  • For the panini: Assemble sandwiches on focaccia with chicken, roasted peppers and provolone.
  • Spray sandwiches with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Grill sandwiches in a panini press or sandwich grill, or on a stovetop grill pan with a heavy skillet on top.
  • Grill sandwiches until bread is lightly toasted and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.