Saturday, December 17, 2011

Adobo Chicken Panini

This tasty treat went on the menu this week by request. Our eldest son Owen, put this family favourite together tonight. It's not too often that we use french bread, but this was a nice treat. We have made this sandwich with more wholesome grains and it was just as yummy.

Ingredients (makes 4+ sandwiches):
  • 1 loaf of french bread, sliced at least 1" thick
  • 3-4 chicken breasts, cut into even sized pieces and thicknesses, marinated then grilled
  • 1-2 tbsp adobo chilli, in sauce, some seeds removed and puréed (I have also used chill garlic paste, tomato paste, any smoky chilli, like chipotle)
  • 1/4 c mayo (or plain yogurt if you prefer)
  • butter
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 6-10 slices, monterey jack cheese (I only had sharp cheddar, but havarti is also nice)
Marinade Chicken (for at least 30 min):
  • 1 tbsp adobo chili, rubbed over chicken
Adobo Mayonaise (make at least 10 min in advance)
  • 1/4 c mayo
  • 1 tsp adobo chilli (or more if you like more heat)
Sandwich assembly (as seen above):
  • bread
  • spread
  • chicken
  • red onion
  • mango/avocado, alternating
  • cheese
  • butter outsides (like grilled cheese)
  • grill in panini press (or in oven between two very hot cast iron pans)
Hope you enjoy this one as much as we do.