Buffalo Chicken Panini

Add something tangy to your family's Italian cuisine night! Serve grilled chicken sandwich with Buffalo wing sauce - a hearty dinner!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8

Ingredients

3/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3), cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2
cup Buffalo wing sauce (from 12-oz bottle)
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
large red onion, sliced into thin rings
1
teaspoon sugar
4
pita fold breads (6 1/2-inch diameter)
1
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)
  • 1 In 2- quart saucepan, heat chicken and Buffalo wing sauce to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in sugar; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, 6 minutes longer or until onion is caramelized. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat closed contact grill 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, microwave each pita covered with damp paper towel on High 20 to 25 seconds or until soft enough to fold without breaking. Lay pitas flat on work surface. Place one-fourth of the caramelized onion on half of each pita. Using slotted spoon, spoon about 1/3 cup chicken over onion. (Reserve liquid in saucepan to serve with Panini). Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Carefully fold pita over filling. Repeat with remaining pitas.
  • 5 When grill is heated, place sandwich on grill. Close grill; grill 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and pita is toasted. Serve panini with reserved sauce.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    800mg
    800%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    13g
    13%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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