Tuesday, March 29, 2011



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"Like chicken wings? Then you'll love this spicy sandwich made with chicken, paprika, chili powder, hot sauce and Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing."


1/2 cup Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing, plus extra for dipping

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, thinly sliced*

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for grilling bread

3 tablespoons favorite hot sauce

1 tablespoon butter, melted

8 slices (medium thickness) favorite bread

Sliced red onion


In a shallow bowl combine flour, paprika, chili powder and salt. Coat chicken with flour mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken on each side until it is fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan. In a small bowl, combine hot sauce and butter. Brush each piece of chicken with hot sauce mixture. Allow chicken to cool slightly.

Preheat a sandwich grill or panini press. Arrange bread slices on a work surface and spread each slice with 1 tablespoon Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Layer cooked chicken and onions on four slices. Cover chicken with remaining four slices of bread, dressing side down. Brush top and bottom of bread with olive oil and place panini in grill or press and cover. Cook until bread is toasted, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill and cut each sandwich in half. Serve sandwiches and celery sticks with extra Marzetti® Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing.

By: Marzetti®



10 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread (4 inches in diameter);

8 slices toasted, 2 slices (crust removed) diced

1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

4 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided, plus 12 large basil leaves

3/4 cup purchased refrigerated marinara sauce

12 ounces ground chicken (white meat)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon grated onion

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 ounces whole-milk mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

4 large radicchio leaves


Blend diced bread and Parmesan in processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to pie dish; mix in 2 tablespoons minced basil. Mix marinara and 2 tablespoons basil in small saucepan. Transfer 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce to large bowl. Add chicken, 1/2 tablespoon oil, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with pepper; blend. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; coat with crumbs. Heat sauce over low heat. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Cook patties until bottoms are crusty, 4 minutes. Turn patties over; top with cheese. Cook 3 minutes.

Cover; cook until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Assemble burgers with bread, radicchio, basil leaves, and war marinara.


rachel said...

You should've put a warning on your post "Will make you hungry - Beware!!" ... those sandwiches look sooo good. Makes my poor oatmeal lunch even less appealing! Thanks for sharing!

Domestic Goddess said...

Oh Yummy! Can't wait to try this one. I like both but I think te Chicken Parm would be more kid friendly for my house.

jderouin55 said...

My daughter is going to love the the chicken burgers

jennifer768 said...

Wow those sandwiches look yummy ! Will have to try these recipes. Thanks for sharing !Hugs,

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Num, the chicken parmesan burger looks so good! But I'll have to pass on the blue cheese panini, uck to blue cheese! Thanks for the recipe Sue! Deb

Allenz said...

My mouth is watering just reading the recipes., and I just ate lunch. Both recipes sound yummy. I am always looking for a new way to use chicken, and I L-O-V-E blue cheese. Keep those recipes coming.