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Transform an ordinary BLT into a gourmet sandwich by partnering it with a chicken panini. Use crusty bread, thinly-sliced roasted chicken from the deli, and those traditional BLT ingredients. The whole family will enjoy this quick and easy sandwich.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
2 panini


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, 6 to 8minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  • Spread mayonnaise on one side of the 4 slices of bread. Layer chicken slices, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and bacon, in that order, over 2 slices of bread. Place the remaining 2 bread slices on the top, mayonnaise side down.

  • Heat a panini press over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Place sandwiches inside. Cook until heated through and the cheese starts to melt, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Cut panini in half and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

Good bread choices for a panini include ciabatta bread, ciabatta rolls, focaccia, sourdough, thick Italian bread, and Texas toast, to name a few.

Depending on the size of the panini press or pan, and the size of the bread, you might need to heat the sandwiches one at a time.

If you're using a panini pan, brown the first side for about 4 minutes and then flip the sandwich allowing the second side to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

705 calories; protein 44.5g; carbohydrates 63.4g; fat 28.3g; cholesterol 103mg; sodium 2530.5mg. Full Nutrition