Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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).

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

MichelleS
December 21, 2012
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.....

ChefLeesher's Review

Mattadri
August 17, 2012
I always use sour cream instead of mayo. The sun dried tomatoes made it rather sweet so I would up the capers next time. I don't love mushrooms but liked this sammie alot! I used buttons.

Katypete's Review

crusnock
February 04, 2012
This is a tasty recipe but you need to add more than the mayo,tomato & capers called for in the recipe. We also added some shaved black forrest ham with the chicken. Great recipe and thanks.

Mattadri's Review

ChefLeesher
November 29, 2011
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.

JimMarltonNJ's Review

daneanp
March 09, 2011
This is a great change from the everyday sandwich. We left out the capers.

crusnock's Review

booclarendon
January 15, 2011
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.

steponme's Review

Katypete
May 31, 2010
This was filling, but that's about it. I found it boring and one dimensional, the flavors of the sundried tomato and capers did not come out as much as I expected.

MichelleS's Review

JimMarltonNJ
January 06, 2010
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!

booclarendon's Review

steponme
November 15, 2009
quick and easy to make. left out the capers