Gooey cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and earthy mushrooms join chicken for a tasty sandwich you can quickly prepare in a grill pan or panini press.
2 cups presliced cremini mushrooms
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
1 tablespoon capers
8 (1 1/2-ounce) slices ciabatta or sourdough bread
8 ounces chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat; set aside.
Combine mayonnaise, tomatoes, and capers in a mini food processor; pulse until well combined. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture over each of 4 bread slices; top each with 1/4 cup mushroom mixture, 2 ounces chicken, 1 cheese slice, and 1 bread slice.
Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten sandwiches. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook).
Just ok. I've had better CL paninis. If I make them again, I'll use pepperjack cheese to give them a little more flavor. The mushrooms were good though. Maybe a little steak sauce in place of the capers and tomatoes. Hmmmm.....
Love these paninis! This is the 3rd time we make them and they come better every time. I love the fact that they hold pretty good for the next day to take them to work. We also added a bit more of mayo, sun dried tomatoes and capers.
We really enjoyed this recipe. The second time we made them, we increased the mayo spread by 50%, and we just finely chopped the capers and sun-dried tomatoes, rather than using the mini food-processor. Also, we couldn't find cremini mushrooms, so we used baby portabellos.
I love new panini recipes. I like to try one every Friday night. This one was great!. I did omit the sun dried tomatoes because they bother my stomach. I also added some fresh rosemary. The sandwich is so good. You can use any cheese you have such as swiss or mozzarella too. I had a nice ciabatta roll that I used. This is a great use for leftover chicken but you can always use grilled chicken breasts as well. I would recommend this!