Chicken-Pizziola Panini with Green Tea Spiced Pears

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  • Yield: 6 Servings
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Chicken Pizziola Panini:

1 teaspoon bread-dip seasoning (Parmesan blend)

4 boneless chicken cutlets (about 1 lb)

Cooking spray

8 teaspoons sun-dried tomato spread

4 Deli flavored folding flatbreads

8 slices Deli sandwich-style pepperoni

4 (1-oz) slices provolone cheese

Green Tea Spiced Pears:

6 Bartlett pears

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup Deli green tea with ginger and honey

1 teaspoon ginger spice paste

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Chicken Pizziola Panini: 1. Preheat two-sided tabletop grill. Sprinkle seasoning over chicken, then coat with spray. Place chicken on grill and close lid; grill 2-3 minutes or until chicken is 165°F. 2. Spread 2 teaspoons tomato spread over the inside of each flatbread; top with chicken, 2 slices pepperoni, and 1 slice cheese. Close flatbreads. 3. Coat sandwiches with spray and place on grill, pressing lid down gently; grill 2-3 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve. Green Tea Spiced Pears: 1. Peel pears and remove core; cut pears into small cubes. 2. Combine remaining ingredients in medium saucepan on medium heat and bring to a simmer; cook 5-6 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. 3. Stir in pears and cornstarch; cook and stir 4-5 more minutes or until tender and sauce has thickened. Serve warm.