I have been on a panini kick lately.

This my friends, is a delicious panini.

Roasted chicken breast, tart and crunchy green apples, and a Dijon mustard sauce pressed between grilled bread.  I’ll try not to break out into song right now.

 This is also a great way to lose left over chicken. And you know you’ve had those moments where there’s just one random, lonely apple left in your fruit basket. Throw it into this sandwich, I promise it’s delish.

Apple Chicken Panini

(Serves 4)

8 slices bread

8 slices provolone cheese

1 left-over chicken breast, cubed

1 green apple, peeled and diced

1 small onion, finely minced (about 2 tbs)

1/2 cup mayo

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

salt and pepper

Start heating the panini maker.  In a small bowl combine mayo, mustard, onion, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  In a large bowl combine chicken and apples.  Pour mustard sauce mixture over the chicken and apples, stirring to combine.  Lay out 4 pieces of bread.  Place 2 slices of cheese on each piece of bread, and divide the apple chicken mixture evenly among the 4 slices of bread.  Top of the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices.  Place sandwiches two at a time on the panini press.  Cook until it’s golden brown.  Cut the sandwich and serve immediately.

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