Monday, October 4, 2010

Chicken, Avocado, Bacon, Red Pepper & Cheese Panini - Gluten & Milk Free

OK, very sorry, but no picture of this one. We ate them too fast :)  But believe me, they were yummy and looked great too.  The brilliant thing about doing something like this, is that you do not need a recipe.  You can usually use what you have no hand as long as you think the taste will go together.  I got the idea to do panini from MamaWithFlavor after seeing her wonderful last post on her Autumn Sandwich.

We had a very, er, hard, day yesterday at the Oktoberfest ;-) so have not even left our pajamas today :) So, we just used what was in the fridge.  Here is what I did.

Makes 2 paninis
4 slices of Gluten/Milk Free Bread
2 grilled Red Peppers (used ones from a jar as had them on hand)
thinly sliced Pecorino Cheese 
Diced/cubed Bacon (you could also use slices, but hard to find here)
1 ripe Avocado - sliced lengthwise
Mayonnaise (gluten/milk free of course)
2 chicken breast
Salt and Pepper
I marinated the chicken in the oil, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper- then grilled it on the George Foreman Grill then sat it aside. At the same time, I cooked the bacon dices/cubes.

Next I re-grilled the red peppers (to heat them and bring out the grilled flavor)

Spread the mayonnaise on each piece of bread.

Then I put onto each of 2 of the sliced bread (order is not important)
-chicken breast
-grilled pepper
Top this with the other slices of bread with mayonnaise.

Then I put these on the grill closing the  lid by pressing it down to flatten them as much as possible.

After a few minutes, we had the most awesome paninis ever!

So, when you don't feel like going out and you have a few things in the fridge and some GF bread - just throw something like this together. There are so many wonderful possibilities you could create :)


  1. YUM! I love the ingredients and spices you used for this!!! I bet it was tasty and comforting!

  2. I love cumin and coriander - we go thru tons of it - but always freshly ground from seeds :)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!!