Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Donna Beck
Bonney Lake, Washington

Chicken and Bacon Peppadew Pepper Paninis

Bistro sandwiches on your home grill! Bite into layers of chicken, bacon, melty cheese and peppers.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
slices hickory-smoked thick-sliced bacon, cut in half crosswise
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
1
tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1
can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated original biscuits (8 biscuits)
1
package (9 oz ) refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips (1 cup)
1
cup drained peppadew peppers (from a jar), thinly sliced

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  • 1 Heat contact grill or panini maker 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, pesto and oil with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • 4 Separate dough into 8 biscuits; separate each biscuit into 2 layers, making 16 dough rounds. Press each biscuit layer to form 5-inch round. Place 2 rounds on hot grill; close grill. Cook 30 to 60 seconds or until light golden brown. Remove from grill. Repeat with remaining rounds.
  • 5 Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on each round. Layer chicken, 2 bacon pieces and peppers on 8 rounds; top with remaining 8 rounds, cream cheese side down. Place 2 sandwiches on grill; close grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  • 1 Heat contact grill or panini maker 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, pesto and oil with electric mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • 4 Separate dough into 8 biscuits; separate each biscuit into 2 layers, making 16 dough rounds. Press each biscuit layer to form 5-inch round. Place 2 rounds on hot grill; close grill. Cook 30 to 60 seconds or until light golden brown. Remove from grill. Repeat with remaining rounds.
  • 5 Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on each round. Layer chicken, 2 bacon pieces and peppers on 8 rounds; top with remaining 8 rounds, cream cheese side down. Place 2 sandwiches on grill; close grill. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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