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California Avocado, Rosemary Chicken, and Pancetta Panini

California Avocado, Rosemary Chicken, and Pancetta Panini

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ingredients

Serving Size: 6

6 boneless and sinkless chicken breast halves
As needed Olive oil, as needed
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 Califoria avocado
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. finely chopped lemon zest
As needed Salt, as needed
As needed Pepper, as needed
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
12 pieces focaccia, about 4" X 5" each
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
6 slices (rounds) pancetta (Italian bacon), fried crisp. Two to three slices of bacon may be substituted for each slice of pancetta.
As needed Arugula leaves as needed

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Instructions

  1. Pound each chicken breast hapf to an even thickness, about 3/8 ". To pound chicken, put 1 breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with mallet or the flat side of a French knife to desired thickness, repeat with remaining chicken.
  2. Lightly coat each piece with olive oil; rub each with some of the rosemary and garlic.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or up to 12.
  4. To prepare sandwiches:
  5. Roughly mash avocado; stir in lemon juice and zest; reserve.
  6. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  7. In a frying pan lightly filmed with olive oil, pan-grill chicken until just firm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes per side; reserve.
  8. Spread a generous tablespoon of the avocado mixture on 6 pieces of focaccia; spread 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise on remaining pieces of focaccia, mayonnaise-side down.
  9. Lightly film a large, hot frying pan with olive oil.
  10. Pan grill sandwiches, lightly pressing down on each with a spatula, as they cook, until focaccia is browned on the bottom.
  11. Turn; repeat procedure.
  12. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition Information per Serving: 760 calories, 34g of fat, 115mg of cholesterol, 1340mg of sodium, and 45g of protein.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Tags

  • arugala
  • arugula
  • chicken
  • dairy free
  • focaccia
  • grilled sandwich
  • pancetta
  • pork
  • sandwiches

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