Juicy chicken sandwiches with gooey mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, basil and red onion – these panini sandwiches are golden and crunchy on the outside and packed with so much flavor.
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
4 slices of bread
1 – 1 1/2 lbs of cooked chicken
4-8 slices of mozzarella cheese
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 Tablespoons of sliced basil
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
olive oil, to brush on top of the bread
Make the chipotle mayonnaise first. Chop or mince the chipotle pepper, removing the seeds. Mix with the mayonnaise along with an additional spoonful of the adobo sauce.
Assemble the sandwiches. Spread some of the chipotle mayonnaise on two slices of bread, then place the chicken and the mozzarella cheese on top of the mayonnaise.
Place the sliced tomatoes, red onion, and basil in the center. Put the sandwich together and brush the outside of the bread with olive oil.
Heat a skillet until it’s hot on medium heat, then add the sandwich(es). Top with a lid, pressing down slightly on the bread. Cook on medium heat until the bread is golden brown, turn it over and cook on the other side until it’s golden brown too.
Slice the sandwich in half and serve while hot.
Keywords: panini, chicken panini sandwich, tomato mozzarella and basil chicken sandwich