I have the most wonderful contraption here at home… it’s a Cuisinart Griddler. My husband bought it for me one Christmas and we use it more than once a week. On Sunday mornings, we make pancakes on it with the griddle plates. On a weeknight we use the grill plates and open it up flat and grill chicken or steak or fish. And the other night I used the grill plates and folded it as a panini press. For once, an appliance that I actually use and that doesn’t just take up space in my cabinet!
California Chicken Panini
4 sub rolls
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
4 slices reduced fat smoked provolone (or swiss) cheese
chicken breast trimmed from a store bought rotisserie chicken (skin removed)
garlic herb mayo (either add some minced garlic, or garlic powder, and Italian herbs to light mayonnaise, or buy some pre-made)
8 slices turkey bacon, cooked crisp
1/2 vidalia onion, sliced
Layer all ingredients on a slightly hollowed out sub roll (I scoop some of the inside dough out with my hands). Press on a preheated panini press until the bread is crisp, and the cheese inside is melted.