Yield
6 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)

Balsamic vinegar cooks down to a glaze that clings to the sandwich fillings, adding a hint of sweetness and a touch of acidity. Pressing the sandwich after assembling it conducts the heat from the chicken and cooked vegetables to melt the cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt over chicken. Add chicken to pan; cook 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup vinegar; cook 2 minutes or until chicken is done and vinegar is syrupy. Remove chicken mixture from the pan; cover and keep warm. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 2

Return pan to medium-high heat; add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add bell pepper and onion; sauté 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 cup vinegar; cook 1 minute or until vinegar is syrupy.

Step 3

Arrange chicken mixture evenly over bottom halves of bread; top with bell pepper mixture. Arrange cheese over pepper mixture, and sprinkle with black pepper. Top with top halves of bread. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; let stand 5 minutes. Cut each sandwich into 6 wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

EICrabb's Review

sharonburns
October 07, 2014
N/A

seaside725's Review

tag3968
February 05, 2014
This was really good and so easy to make. I used ciabatta bread and I used my pannini press instead of using a heavy skillet. My son put thousand island dressing on his. I served it with a 3 bean salad. Will definitly be making this again.

Shauna69's Review

Heidi12
January 12, 2014
I made this for the first time last night for my family with guests over and everyone raved about the sandwiches! I used Ciabatta bread and pressed in a Panini maker, also added a little oregano and it turned out excellent, very flavorful! Will definitely make this a family favorite recipe.

tag3968's Review

EICrabb
October 20, 2013
This was so tasty and easy to make, a great quick lunch or dinner. I used onion rolls and the sandwiches were fabulous!

Heidi12's Review

SissysCookin
September 12, 2013
This recipe was absolutely delicious. I skipped the focaccia bread and used individual rolls instead. My whole family loved it and I loved how simple it was for a weeknight dinner.

daneanp's Review

LeilaZ
September 01, 2012
I held back a little on the vinegar because DD doesn't usually like it but next time I'll make it the way the recipe says exactly. Very flavorful using our panini maker and freshly baked focaccia bread. I would add a sprinkle of rosemary to the onion/pepper mixture. Definitely a keeper of a recipe and we will add this to our regular rotation.

aliceleonetti's Review

Shauna69
August 25, 2012
N/A

nuffin33's Review

DixieDishrag
October 28, 2011
N/A

mysparky's Review

aliceleonetti
August 22, 2011
Delicious & very easy! Used chicken breast instead of the tenders and sliced each in half (horizontally) so that they were thin and cooked quickly. Cooked as recipe indicated and was universally loved by family. Had some leftovers for next day's lunch - added thinly sliced nectarine & baby spinach to the sandwich and ate it cold - still great! Definitely a keeper and something to add to our rotation.

AdrienneandDave's Review

janet1219
August 14, 2011
This is pretty fast, and very easy and DELISH! My hubby loved it and so did my 5 and 2 year old. Definitley a keeper!