Barbecue Chicken Panini

Author: Canadian Living

Submitted by Cheryl McGinnis of Thunder Bay, Ont., this is a second-place winner of the 2005 Canada Day Chicken Challenge contest.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 4 panini buns halved
  • 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced roasted red pepper
  • 4 oil packed sun dried tomatoes sliced
Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Method

Marinade:
In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, sugar, mustard, soy sauce and pepper. Add chicken breasts; turn to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat; spoon any remaining marinade over chicken. Close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saut?ushrooms until browned, about 5 minutes; set aside.

In small bowl, combine mayonnaise with pesto; spread over cut sides of buns. Sandwich chicken, mushrooms, cheese, roasted pepper and sun-dried tomatoes in buns. Place on greased grill over medium heat. Grill, turning once and pressing on sandwich with spatula, until cheese is melted and buns are golden, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 804 mg
  • Protein 44 g
  • Calories 619.0
  • Total fat 32 g
  • Cholesterol 117 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 27.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 62.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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