Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini

Published January 19, 2012 by mytimewellspent

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Crusty French Bread
  • 4 Tablespoons Softened Butter
  • 2 whole Chicken Breasts, Cut In Half From Top To Bottom
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Ranch Dressing (homemade Or Bottled)
  • 4 slices (thick) Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 slices Bacon, Cooked Until Chewy And Cut In Half


For all its simplicity, this panini really turned into something yummy! And if you don’t have a panini maker, don’t fret! Just grill the sandwich in the skillet with a second (heavy) skillet on top of it to press it together. It’ll make you feel inventive and nifty.

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Either pound a chicken breast so that it’s a little flatter, or cut a chicken breast in half so that there’s a top and bottom half. 

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Fry up the chicken in a little canola oil and butter, then slice them into strips when they’re done.

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Spread one slice of crusty bread with spicy mustard. I would actually lay it on thicker than this! When you make panini, you really want to keep in mind that whatever “spread” you put on the bread actually turns into a “sauce” when it’s grilled and heated.

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On the other slice of bread, spread a generous layer of ranch dressing. On my Food Network show this Saturday morning, I make ranch dressing from scratch. For this sandwich, I grabbed a crusty bottle of old storebought stuff from the door of the fridge. And it was totally, absolutely fine.

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Lay on the slices of chicken…

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Plenty of chewy bacon…

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And plenty of sharp cheddar cheese.

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 Now just generously butter both sides of the bread…

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And grill it up on the panini maker.

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 I found this at http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/chicken-bacon-ranch-panini/


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