Roasted Red Pepper & Harissa Chicken Panini

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Roasted Red Pepper & Harissa Chicken Panini 

Roasted red peppers and chicken go together like peas and carrots. This ciabatta panini contains neither of those vegetables (thankfully), but comes through with tons of melted Monterey Jack cheese and smoky, spiced flavor from Harissa Mayo—inspired by the Tunisian chili pepper sauce. Thinly sliced grapes layered into the cheese add fruity bursts of ingenious flavor. 

Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ciabattas
  • 1 tbsp Chosen Foods Avocado Oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅓ cup roasted red pepper cut into ribbons
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Chosen Foods Harissa Mayo
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup green grapes cut into spears or slivers
  • Fresh ground pepper
 
Directions
  1. Place a pan on medium to high heat. Pour in avocado oil and sauté chicken slices with diced red onion, paprika, salt and fresh ground pepper. Cook for 6-8 minutes and stir every 2 minutes. Add red pepper ribbons, toss and set aside for assembly.
  2. Slice the ciabattas down the middle, and try to keep the top and bottom attached. Spread the Harissa Mayo on both interior sides of the bread and toast it, mayo side down, on the griddle for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Turn the ciabatta over and add 3-4 ounces of prepared chicken and Monterey Jack cheese. Press it lightly together to close the sandwich and gently toast the bread and allow the cheese to melt, 2 or 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Before serving, add the grapes to the melty cheese for a crisp, refreshing pop in every bite. Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Harissa Chicken Panini