Packed with chicken and ham and two types of cheese, these Cordon bleu chicken panini prove that simple ingredients can easily be the most satisfying.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. All opinions are entirely my own
We just celebrated Valentine’s day and I feel like this year is flying by so fast! 6-7 weeks in and I still find myself challenged with the new year healthy resolution most of us make come January 1st.
I like to believe most days I’ve been good this year, eating my fruit and veggies and drinking plenty of water, but, of course, there are days when I struggle at meals time, especially at lunch.
Both Tiffany and I get caught into the school work or whatever project we have going on, or I may just let her read while I brew myself a coffee, grab my laptop and spend my morning working. Before we know it, it’s lunch time, we’re both starving and no leftover dinner to heat up.
Panini loaded with deli meat have been our go-to lunch lots and lots of times! But for good reason!
Stop and think about it. How could you go wrong combining cheese and deli meat slowly heated between two slices of rustic bread until the filling is all gooey and melty and the bread is deliciously crisp?
I have a thing or two for good panini.
First, since we eat so much deli meat I have to make sure it contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, colors, or added nitrites/nitrates. Hillshire Farm® Naturals chicken and ham are our favorite!
You can find Hillshire Farm® Naturals at your local Food Lion. You can choose rotisserie season chicken breast, honey roasted ham, black forest ham, slow roasted turkey breast, hardwood smoked turkey breast.
Second, I don’t like any plain cheese and deli meat panini. It has to be loaded with flavor and have a great texture.
And this cordon bleu chicken panini it’s probably the best lunch sandwich I had in a long time!
And the best part? Everyone loves a good panini! I have not met a person (young or old) who resists a panini loaded with good meat and oozing cheese! Have you?
It all starts with a sliced rustic bread. You can use any bread, but I love the nice crunch the rustic bread gives once it’s toasted.
Second, since it’s a cordon blue chicken panini you’ll need both chicken and ham. Just for one sandwich, you’ll need 4 slices of chicken and one slice of ham. If that is not a satisfying lunch panini, I don’t know what it will.
Third – a good melty cheese! My favorite cheeses to make panini are Muenster, Emmenthaler, Havarti, Gouda, and Brie. For this cordon bleu chicken panini, I used a combo of Muenster and Brie.
Fourth – since I’m a texture panini kinda girl, I add sliced pears or apples. The slightly sweetness of the fruit pairs so well with the cheese and I love it still stays crunchy in all the gooeyness of the panini. You can leave the fruit out, but I highly suggest you keep it in.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. All opinions are entirely my own.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. The opinions and text are all mine.