Santa Fe Chicken Panini

Santa Fe Chicken Panini

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 20 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 20 mins 

Santa Fe Chicken Panini

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 20 mins
  • Serves : 4

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (8 to 10 ounces total)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
  • 4 slices center-cut pork bacon
  • 8 thin slices Panera Bread Sourdough Loaf
  • 1 ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (8 to 10 ounces total)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
  • 4 slices center-cut pork bacon
  • 8 thin slices Panera Bread Sourdough Loaf
  • 1 ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced

Directions

Step 1.

Season the chicken with the cumin, oregano, paprika, and salt. Stir together the mayonnaise and adobo sauce. Set both aside.

Step 2.

Cook the bacon in a grill pan or panini press on medium heat, turning once, until crisp, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain it on paper towels.

Step 3.

Discard the fat from the pan. Cook the chicken in the pan until browned and no longer pink in the center (165°F internal temperature), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove it to a cutting board.

Step 4.

Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the bread. Arrange the chicken, tomato, lettuce, bacon, and avocado over four of the bread slices, mashing the avocado slightly. Add the remaining bread slices, compressing the sandwiches.

Step 5.

Cook the sandwiches in the pan under a heavy weight (such as a heavy skillet) until they are browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Tip: A slice of center-cut pork bacon contains only 60 calories, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and 260 milligrams of sodium. It can be a healthier choice than turkey bacon because some brands add loads of sodium.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 370 calCalories
  • 22 gProtein
  • 34 gCarbohydrates
  • 17 gFat
  • 38 mgCholesterol
  • 844 mgSodium
  • 4 gDietary Fiber