Bacon-Cheddar Chipotle Chicken Panini

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This panini sandwich is a lighter take on a deli shop favorite. Think of it like a BLT with bonus ingredients!

Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon light sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon bottled light ranch salad dressing

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle or ancho chile pepper

  • 4 0.75 inch thick slices wheat or whole grain bread from a 10-inch round loaf

  • 8 ounce thinly sliced cooked chicken breast*

  • 2 roma tomatoes, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise

  • 4 slices lower-sodium, less-fat bacon, crisp cooked

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves

  • 4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 oz.)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a bowl stir together sour cream, dressing, and chipotle pepper. Spread one side of each bread slice with the chipotle cream. Top one slice of bread with chicken, tomato, bacon, spinach leaves, and cheese, then add the second bread slice.

  2. Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat griddle over medium heat or according to manufacturer's directions. Add sandwiches (in batches if needed). If using griddle or grill, close lid and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted. (If using a skillet, place a heavy plate on top of sandwiches. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until bottoms are toasted. Carefully remove plate. Turn sandwiches over and top with plate. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until bread is toasted.) Cut sandwiches in half; serve warm.

    Bacon-Cheddar Chipotle Chicken Panini
    Karla Conrad

*Tip

For 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, start with 10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves. Lightly coat an unheated panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat or according to manufacturer's directions. Add chicken. If using griddle or grill, close lid and grill 6 to 7 minutes or until done (165°F). (If using skillet, cook chicken 10 to 12 minutes or until done, turning once.) Cool chicken slightly; thinly slice crosswise.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
13g Fat
38g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 11.9mg 60%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 295mg 6%
Folate, total 38.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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