Panini with Leftover Chicken Recipe

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Panini with Leftover Chicken
How to make Panini with Leftover Chicken
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Panini with Leftover Chicken Recipe: A fresh and wholesome sandwich with chicken bits, peppers, rocket leaves, an eggplant-tomato chutney and all good things.

Ingredients of Panini with Leftover Chicken

  • 3-4 chunks of leftover boneless chicken, sliced
  • 1 Ciabata loaf / any bread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp tahini paste / butter
  • 20 gms scarmoza/ mozzarella cheese (smoked)
  • 1 tsp Fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh rocket leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper (to season)
  • For Eggplant and Tomato chutney:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 100 gms tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt & pepper (to season)

How to Make Panini with Leftover Chicken

  • 1.Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 2 and season it with salt and pepper. Then, drizzle the olive oil and roast in the oven at 180 degree C for 15 minutes.
  • 2.Once the eggplant is cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and transfer into a bowl.
  • 3.Check the seasoning and add the tomatoes and basil to the eggplant n mix well.
  • 4.Grill or toast the bread and then spread the tahini paste.
  • 5.Heat the leftover boneless chicken in a pan or in the oven if required.
  • 6.Then, in a pan with little oil and high heat, saute the sliced onions and bell peppers for a minute and then add salt and pepper.
  • 7.Dress the rocket leaves with salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil.
  • 8.Now, pile the bread with the onions, peppers and chicken pieces and finally, cover with the scarmoza / moazzarella cheese.
  • 9.Top it up with the rocket leaves, cover with the other bread and enjoy with a fresh seasonal salad.
Key Ingredients: chunks of leftover boneless chicken, Ciabata loaf / any bread, olive oil or mustard oil, onions, bell peppers, tahini paste / butter, scarmoza/ mozzarella cheese (smoked), Fresh coriander, fresh rocket leaves, lemon juice, salt and pepper (to season), olive oil, eggplant, tomatoes, basil leaves, red chilli powder, salt & pepper (to season)