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Pear, Brie and Chicken Panini

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 3
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Made with refrigerated bread dough, leftover chicken, creamy brie, and fresh pear, these paninis couldn't be simpler. MORE + LESS -

Bev Weidner
March 16, 2017

Ingredients

3
cups shredded chicken (I used a rotisserie)
1/2
cup jarred or homemade pesto
1/2
cup sliced brie cheese
1
pear, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf

Steps

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  • 1
    On a work surface, unroll the Pillsbury™ French bread dough until it's a rectangle. Using a pizza cutter, cut until 6 (or if you can 8!) small rectangles.
  • 2
    Heat an indoor panini press or grill pan over medium. Lightly coat with cooking oil and place two dough rectangles on the grill. Cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until you get good grilled marks. Continue with the rest of the dough. Set aside. Turn the heat off.
  • 3
    Spoon a tablespoon or two of the pesto on one piece of bread. Layer with the chicken, pears and sliced brie. Place another piece of bread on top and place back on the grill pan. With the heat off, place a small skillet on top and press down until the cheese starts to melt. I turned the heat off because I didn't want to burn the bread, but the heat from the cast iron pan melts the cheese at the same time.
  • 4
    Repeat with the rest of the panini. Slice and serve!
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
857.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
73.2g
113%
Saturated Fat
10.2g
51%
Cholesterol
142.5mg
48%
Sodium
1125.3mg
47%
Potassium
760.0mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
14.0g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.9g
16%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
39.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
39.70%
40%
Calcium
34.50%
34%
Iron
31.50%
32%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
Your face wants to panini. Trust me. So, you have some Pillsbury™ Simply Rustic French Bread in the fridge. And you're like, "Oh, I need to make this soon or else I'll burst into flames." But then you think, "I wish I could do something ELSE with it though besides just bake it as is. " And then you think, "If I really wanted to burst into flames I could just WALK OUTSIDE, EARTH." Sorry. It's hot. I'm not taking it well. I'm here today to tell ya of a new way to use that bread loaf in your fridge. A way that will allow you to use words like "roll-a-roo" and "grilly grill grill" and "panini bo-bini." Although I'd highly advise saying these words to yourself. AND, there's no willy nilly with the oven, y'all. No bake. Just grill. Here we go! Grab a Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread loaf, some pesto (you can use jarred!), a few cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, some brie (you can buy a big wedge, but I randomly had these little wedges in the fridge, so, booya.), and a pear. Slice and serve. This is so so so good. Perfect balance of the bright pesto flavors, the yummy chicken, crisp pears and melted glorious brie. I'm having heart palpitations just gazing into its eyes. Just ignore that last part.

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