I love man food!
I love chicken wings, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, chips and dip, burgers, and nice cold Strongbow beer to drink. Along with that, sandwiches are great man food too. I use to love Club sandwiches. Mostly because of the bacon. Club sandwiches are the best. There is nothing like a good club sandwich. I also love a good panini. I think because of the hot melted cheese and crispiness of the bread. Man! Panini’s are sophisticated man food. Or woman-man food. I like that term!
So I was in Kroger, minding my business and pondering what to make for dinner and I came across some rosemary focaccia bread that was on sale. I picked it up, smelt the bread, and suddenly the idea hit me all at once. I felt like Dorey in the movie “Finding Nemo” when she ran into Nemo and suddenly realized that he was the son of Marlin, her new found friend, and her brain suddenly remembered the shark chase, the East Australian current, being in the mouth of the whale, and P. Sherman in Sydney Australia. Sorry. I’m kind of obsessed with that movie. I kind of experienced the same thing. Smelling the bread put my mind through a tizzy and words came to mind, TOMATOES, SPINACH, CHICKEN, CHEESE, HEAVEN!!! I had to use the bread and make it into a sandwich. I just had to. So, that sandwich and a glass of iced tea made my Sunday evening. I urge you to experience the easiness of the sandwich along with your favorite chilled beverage. You will really love it!
Grilled Chicken, Spinach, and Sundried Tomato Panini with Smoked Mozzerella
- 2 whole Boneless Chicken Breasts
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- 2 pieces Foccacia Or Ciabatta Rolls
- ½ cups Sun Dried Tomatoes
- 4 slices Smoked Mozarella
- 2 cups Fresh Spinach
- Season your chicken breast with salt and pepper (or you can use some basil salt). Grill chicken on your George Foreman according to manufacturer’s instructions. Or you can do this on the stove top in a skillet over medium high heat. Grill until thoroughly cooked, about 5-6 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chicken. Set aside.
- Take the bread and slice each into two pieces of bread (slice it horizontally). Layer the sandwich with a piece of bread, piece of grilled chicken, some sun-dried tomatoes, 2 slices mozzarella cheese, some spinach, and the last piece of bread.
- Place sandwiches on your panini maker and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes or until cheese has melted. If you do not have a panini maker, you can prepare the sandwich using a skillet on medium high heat. You will want to spray the skillet with cooking spray or grease it with butter. Place the sandwich on the skillet and lay something heavy on top of the sandwich that will cover it evenly (a brick wrapped in aluminum foil) and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
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