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Southwestern Chicken Panini

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 3 mins to 5 mins  per batch
Southwestern Chicken Panini
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  red enchilada sauce
  • 1/4  cup  pine nuts
  • 2  tablespoons  golden raisins
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce plus 1 tsp. adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  white wine vinegar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 2  cups  shredded cooked chicken
  • 8  1/2-inch slices  Italian country-style bread
  • 1  cup  shredded colby and/or Monterey jack cheese
  • 1  recipe  Mango Slaw
Directions

1. In a large skillet, cook onion in 1 Tbsp. hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes, until softened. Stir in enchilada sauce, pine nuts, raisins, chipotle chile and sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and cinnamon. Stir in chicken; heat through.

2. Preheat panini press or cast iron skillet. Brush one side of 4 bread slices with some remaining oil. Turn over; place about 1/2 cup filling on each. Top with 1/4 cup cheese and bread slices; brush with oil.

3. Place sandwich(es) in panini press and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until bread is golden and cheese is melted. If using a skillet, toast both sides until golden. Serve with Mango Slaw.

MANGO SLAW::

4. In large bowl whisk together 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Add 2 cups finely shredded cabbage, 1/2 cup chopped mango, 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, and salt and black pepper to taste. Toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (Southwestern Chicken Panini )
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 663,
  • Fat, total (g) 37,
  • chol. (mg) 86,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 18,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 6,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 36,
  • vit. A (IU) 1361,
  • vit. C (mg) 25,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 13,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 153,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 941,
  • Potassium (mg) 513,
  • calcium (mg) 293,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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