Sourdough bread, melted cheese, Caesar dressing, bacon and chipotle spice come together to make an unforgettable taste. It's a delicious and easy-to-make chicken panini and is both tangy and spicy.

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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat a panini press for medium-high heat.

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  • Spread one side of each piece of bread with the Caesar dressing. Place the chicken on top of the bottom slice, sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and chipotle chile powder. Place the top piece of bread onto the sandwich, and butter the outsides with the softened butter.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until the bread is crispy and golden brown, and the inside of the sandwich is hot, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1243 calories; 83.9 g total fat; 312 mg cholesterol; 1813 mg sodium. 31.9 g carbohydrates; 85.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I put down five stars because I didn't want to leave a bad review on the recipe since I did not really make it. However I just wanted to say.. 83 grams of fat FOR A SANDWICH?? Not sure if anyone looking at this recipe who has made it noticed that but that is really insane!!! I just wanted to put this review here so that if you didn't see the nutritional facts on the side of the recipe you might see it here!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2011
The chipotle was overpowering to me but my husband liked it okay. I missed the caesar chiptle and bacon bits together and used it on a spread. I also used one batch of it for 3 sandwiches but it was still too much. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I put down five stars because I didn't want to leave a bad review on the recipe since I did not really make it. However I just wanted to say.. 83 grams of fat FOR A SANDWICH?? Not sure if anyone looking at this recipe who has made it noticed that but that is really insane!!! I just wanted to put this review here so that if you didn't see the nutritional facts on the side of the recipe you might see it here!! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
I put down five stars because I didn't want to leave a bad review on the recipe since I did not really make it. However I just wanted to say.. 83 grams of fat FOR A SANDWICH?? Not sure if anyone looking at this recipe who has made it noticed that but that is really insane!!! I just wanted to put this review here so that if you didn't see the nutritional facts on the side of the recipe you might see it here!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
If you have a panini press you absolutely need to make this! Here's what I did with mine and they came out perfect: (1) Cooked chicken tenders on a skillet with minced garlic salt and pepper and until cooked through. (2) Chopped up the chicken using my Ninja chopper so it was shredded into small pieces. (3) Used Ken's Healthy Options Caesar Dressing. (4) Used reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese. (5) Used Hormel bacon bits. (6) Used Land-o-Lakes Light Butter. This still isn't the healthiest sandwich in the world but if you cut the calories in a few easy no-brainer ways it doesn't hurt the flavor AT ALL. I wanted to take a new picture for this recipe to do it some justice but both paninis were gone before I had a chance! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
very good flavor! but for more kick i mixed ranch dressing with chipole peppers in adobo sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
For those who don't have a panini press did you know you can use your George Foreman grill? Works great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
yummy! made it when I didn't have sourdough bread or ceasar dressing (used rench with parmasean) but it was still great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
absolutly loved this sandwich. I probably only used a tablespoon of the dressing and couldn't find the chipolte chile powder so just did a sprinkle of cayenne. Don't own a panini maker so just fried in a pan with another heavy pan on top to press it down. Will definatly make this again thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2009
Best panini I have made so far!! Me and my husband love it! Popular lunch in our home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
Made it with a ready made chicken from Costco (or grocery store). Sauce: ranch a chipotle glaze and ted reader's bone dust. 5 minutes on the panini press was perfect. This was a great sandwich. Very filling! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2008
Very Good. I added some chopped onion to the mix. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2011
The chipotle was overpowering to me but my husband liked it okay. I missed the caesar chiptle and bacon bits together and used it on a spread. I also used one batch of it for 3 sandwiches but it was still too much. Read More
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