Not the greatest “food picture” (sorry), but a tasty sandwich. This panini consisted of grilled chicken, tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella and basil leaves. I learned a few things along the way with this sandwich: 1) I do not prefer fresh mozzarella. I read several recommendations to use fresh over processed if possible, so of course I did. Perhaps I am just not sophisticated enough, but I felt the fresh mozzarella had very little taste. Next time I plan to use processed mozzarella for a stronger flavor. 2) I need to do all the prep-work during the baby’s afternoon nap. I had grilled the chicken on my hand-dandy, new panini press during nap time, but I did not assemble the sandwiches. As silly as it sounds, all the slicing and putting together still takes time and my goal with paninis is to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible while the girls are doing their needy thing. Next panini night, I will have the sandwiches assembled and prepared for grilling during nap time so that all I have to do is pop them on the panini press when it is time to eat.
I found the link to this particular sandwich here: Italian chicken panini. It was very good and I will make it again.