Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini Recipe

Today we're making Chicken Cordon Bleu Paninis using one of my favorite wedding registry appliances, a panini press/griddler! It is everything wonderful about Chicken Cordon Bleu, pressed into a crispy grilled sandwich. It has ham, swiss, crispy chicken, grainy mustard, pressed in a ciabatta roll. It's so good!

Ingredients

Chicken cutlets 1 Pound
Flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1
Panko breadcrumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt and pepper To Taste
Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for frying)
Ciabatta rolls 4 (or other bread)
Butter 4 Tablespoon (for spreading)
Coarse dijon mustard 8 Teaspoon
Thinly sliced swiss cheese 1/4 Pound
Sliced deli ham 1/4 Pound

Directions

Getting Ready

Preheat your panini press to high.

Making

For breading the chicken, place flour, egg, and panko each in a shallow bowl.

Use a fork to whisk the egg slightly.

Now take each chicken cutlet, season it with salt and pepper, and then coat it in flour, egg, and panko, in that order. Set aside.

Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a medium skillet and add the chicken. Cook the chicken about 4 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy on each side.

Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside.

To make the panini, take the ciabatta rolls and slice them in half lengthwise.

Butter the top and bottom of each roll.

Next spread a little mustard on the bottom half of each roll.

Place a slice of cheese on both the bottom and top pieces, and a piece of ham on just the bottom.

Next, place a piece of chicken on the bottom half of each sandwich. Top the sandwiches and move to the panini press.

Pressing down on the panini press, grill until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese is melted, about five minutes.

Serving

Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2536Calories from Fat 1520

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 171 g263.1%

Saturated Fat 40 g200%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2690 mg112.08%

Total Carbohydrates 167 g55.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 80 g160%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet