Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chicken and Mushroom Panini

I have had tons of people ask me for this recipe.  Okay that is not entirely true, actually it is more like one person.  Hi Penny , oops Wenny, excuse me ;) But I am sure tons of people will be commenting on how good this recipe is.  That's probably not entirely true either, but hopefully maybe a couple of the handful of people that read my blog will like it. But you have to LOVE mushrooms, and some people don't ,ya know because of the whole fungus thing.  I first had something similar to this at Panera Bread a few years ago.  It was gloriousness between 2 pieces of bread, heaven on a plate, the yin to my yang, okay you get the picture.  Long story short, they quit making it.  Why?  I don't know.  I can't come up with a good enough reason as to why anyone would quit selling this mouth-watering concoction. BUT they didn't care what I said and quit selling it anyways.  Now truth be told they could have started selling it again for all I know. I haven't been to a Panera Bread since that dreadful day they told me that I had to order something else.  So you know what? I boycotted them. That's right I'll make them pay, I'll come up with my own version and sell it on the streetcorners and put Panera out of business.  That didn't quite happen, but there's still time.  So you better make this before I get the big head and start charging $10.00 for one of these bad boys.
                                                 First you need baby portebella mushrooms
              Slice them and sautee in a pan with butter, also add a teaspoon or so of balsamic vinegar 
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and saute boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins. Add a teaspoon or so of balsamic vinegar on these also. I added salt, pepper, and some garlic powder to the chicken to taste.

you 'll need an onion
slice it and saute in butter, add a dash of balsamic vinegar to the onions also
                                 butter two slices of italian loaf bread, or another thick cut bread
                             These are a few of the ingredients I used (just cause I took the picture) 

Grab your panini press, OR in my case another skillet and Yankee Candle. (and you thought candles were only for smellin' good!) Then you lay a slice of buttered bread buttered side down on a skillet heated to medium heat. Then add a slice of mozerella cheese, then  a couple of pieces of chicken. After that  add the mushrooms and onions and top it with another slice of mozerella cheese and the other slice of buttered bread.  Add the other skillet and Yankee Candle, or any other type of large candle I guess.  Then just let it press the sandwich together for a few minutes then  turn it over to press the other side for a few minutes until it is all melted and gooey, and better tastin than Panera Bread ever dreamed of being!  ( I harbor no hard feelings, that would be wrong!)

When it is all said and done it should look similar to this and not my poor baby boys whose I burnt on one side. But he soldiered on and ate it anyway. Hope you enjoy!  Let me know how it turned out.

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