Herbed Chicken and Cheese Panini

Herbed Chicken and Cheese Panini

Pound cooked chicken thin, slide into a pita with cheese and tomatoes, add onion and a sprinkling of fresh herbs, and you've got a winning sandwich.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

2

servings

1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, thyme, oregano)
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (about 1/2 lb)
Salt and pepper to taste, if desired
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup sliced red onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
2
(7-inch) pocketless pita breads or flatbreads, each cut in half
4
slices sharp Cheddar cheese (about 1 oz each)
1
medium tomato, thinly sliced
  1. In small bowl, mix butter and herbs until blended; set aside.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook chicken in oil about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside and keep warm. To same skillet, add onion; cook about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove onion from skillet, set aside. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Spread generous half teaspoon herbed butter on outside of all of 4 bread halves. Place 2 halves in heated skillet, buttered side down. Top each with 1 slice cheese, 1 chicken breast, half of the onion and sliced tomato, and another slice cheese. Top with remaining pita bread halves.
  4. Cook about 2 minutes, pressing down with spatula, until bottom is golden brown. Turn; cook about 2 minutes longer, pressing again with spatula, until cheese is melted. To serve, cut each sandwich in half.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
For easy prep, purchase chicken breasts that have already been pounded (they may be labeled as chicken cutlets).
If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, substitute 1 teaspoon dried herbs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 670
    • (Calories from Fat 320),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 18g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 150mg;
  • Sodium 790mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 47g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 1 1/2 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.