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Buffalo Chicken Panini

Add something tangy to your family's Italian cuisine night! Serve hearty grilled chicken sandwich with Buffalo wing sauce - a hearty dinner.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8

3/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3), cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2
cup Buffalo wing sauce (from 12-oz bottle)
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
large red onion, sliced into thin rings
1
teaspoon sugar
4
pita fold breads (6 1/2-inch diameter)
1
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)

Directions

  • 1 In 2- quart saucepan, heat chicken and Buffalo wing sauce to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in sugar; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, 6 minutes longer or until onion is caramelized. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat closed contact grill 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, microwave each pita covered with damp paper towel on High 20 to 25 seconds or until soft enough to fold without breaking. Lay pitas flat on work surface. Place one-fourth of the caramelized onion on half of each pita. Using slotted spoon, spoon about 1/3 cup chicken over onion. (Reserve liquid in saucepan to serve with Panini). Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Carefully fold pita over filling. Repeat with remaining pitas.
  • 5 When grill is heated, place sandwich on grill. Close grill; grill 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and pita is toasted. Serve panini with reserved sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Simmered in wing sauce, the chicken has all the spicy and tangy flavors you love nestled with creamy melted blue cheese and sweet caramelized onions. All of this great taste is folded up inside a pita bread, grilled nice and toasty.

Oven Directions: Heat oven or toaster oven to 350°F. Fill and fold sandwiches as directed. Place folded panini on baking sheet; bake 7 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted pita is toasted.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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