Monday, October 17, 2011

Semi-Homemade ~ Quick Panini - A visual treat! :)

I am a totally sandwich girl...I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just gather a few things and whip up a sandwich and I am done...Oh how much I would love if whole of my family also would eat it so :)....but thats Ok...I try to make one for myself almost for every lunch....either a sandwich, soup or salad...I don't mind eating it over and over again.

I used to love Chicken Frontega sandwich from Panera bread. I used to make sure I ate that at least once in a while. Now that there is no Panera close by, I tried to make it on my own, and this came out perfect, with out much effort.

No effort cos, I used pre-cooked chicken wings from Costco to use make this. Just peeled off all the meaty part to put in my sandwich.
You can surely make a vegetarian version of it, like I sometimes do, with veggies like zucchini, tomato etc.,. I am sure you will like it for.

The main thing, I check to be sure of having is panini bread or any crusty bread, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. Combine all these and you have your sandwich ready in a jiffy! Fresh Basil surely gives it a divine smell!!


Panini bread or any crusty bread

Pre-cooked chicken pieces (or get fresh and cook it :))
(use zucchini, or cucumber, asparagus or just tomatoes for a veggie delight!)

Few slices of tomato
Shredded mozzarella or sliced
few pieces sliced red onions or yellow onions
fresh basil leaves


Arrange all the ingredients on the bread and toast it on a panini grill till the cheese melts.
If you don't have a grill, toast it on a pan, on both sides, by placing a heavy pan on top of it.
Add a bit of seasoning like Italian or just oregano for a extra punch in flavor.
Serve warm....Enjoy!!!


  1. Woooow......easy, breezy & healthy. Love this Sandwich.

  2. I am a converted vegeterian, but would love to make this panini anyday...minus the chicken now..would use any soya pattie or falalfel balls should also work in this...thanks for the ideas, you rock...
    Love Ash.

  3. I saw this sandwich pop up in my blog window and thought should say my hi to the sandwich girl. it looks absolutely a mouthful...totally luscious...but i cant eat it thrice a day!!

  4. Wonderful Sandwiches on display dear.Panini luks sper-delicious.Yumm..Yum.Luv it.

  5. It looks very good. You can also add roasted red bell peppers for extra punch.


  6. Omg, seriously u r killing me with ur beautiful clicks and yummy....

  7. a visual treat indeed :) healthy sandwich, Smitha!

  8. omg...this is absolutely delicious...drooooooooling here..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Its first time here. Happy knowing you too...
    Really delicious sandwich and treat for the eyes...

  10. Looks absolutely divine, cant take my eyes from ur clicks..irresistible..

  11. Wowo tha tpanini indeed look a delicious treat.

  12. really tempting...sounds easy and delicious

  13. First click is so inviting...Feel like having it from the screen itself :-) .
    Smitha thanks a lot for your wonderful comment about my current post (Buttermilk Vanilla Cake) and regarding your query I would like to share a very helpful link
    Hopefully that can be helpful for you also.
    Thanks again

  14. Oh Smitha, why do you tempt us so much girl! The sandwich sure looks a visual treat and I'm dying for a bite!!


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