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Homemade Panini Sandwiches

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A countertop griddler makes it easy to prepare chicken, mozzarella, and basil panini sandwiches complete with melted cheese.

A Cuisinart 13-in x 11-in non-stick griddler (#319854) makes it easy and simple to prepare a chicken, mozzarella, and basil panino.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ciabatta rolls, split in half or 8 slices of other good quality rustic bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken. (Use store-bought rotisserie chicken and save time.)
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 8 to 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt

Steps:
Preheat the griddler. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to brush the insides of the rolls. On the bottom half of each, layer 1/4 of the shredded chicken, a slice or two of the mozzarella, a slice of tomato, and 2 to 3 basil leaves; sprinkle with salt. Put the top of the roll on the sandwich and press down gently. Place the sandwich in hot griddler, cover, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the bread is toasted and sandwich is heated through.