Tomato, Basil and Chicken Panini’s
Remember the herbed chicken I roasted earlier in the week? Well, here’s the first of a few recipes I am making, using the chicken which at this point I have de-boned, extracted the chicken stock which is now frozen, and stored in several zip lock bags in the refrigerator.
You will need….
A loaf of Sourdough bread, or another variety of hearty bread that has larger slices
1 Tomato-sliced thin
A handful of Purple, or sweet basil (I layered mine with both)
Provolone Cheese (my hubby prefers Muenster)
Chicken Breast (or you could use sliced deli turkey or chicken) **Our grocery store carries a low-fat Turkey with Sun Dried Tomatoes which is delicious.
Salt and pepper
A Panini maker
Heat your Panini maker up. Cut into slices. Layer a couple of tomato slices, a layer of basil, chicken, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, and cheese onto your bread. Close the sandwich and on each of the outsides of you slices, drizzle olive oil on each piece. Place into your Panini maker, close and cook until the desired crispiness. I like mine golden brown, till the cheese is oozing out, and the bread is crispy. Enjoy!