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Roasted Chicken, Apricot, and Brie Panini

Abundance of apricots? Check. Abundance of rosemary focaccia bread? Check. Leftover roasted chicken? Check. In my mind there was only one thing to do, and that was to figure out a panini to go with these ingredients. I was in a no-fuss cooking mood. A use-up-leftovers mood. And a something-different-for-dinner mood.

I already had some focaccia that I had baked earlier in the day, and because rosemary goes so well with apricot and chicken, I used that as my bread.

I checked out the handy Flavor Bible to see what cheese paired best with apricot. Brie, in case you’re wondering. It ended up being a great, simple dinner to throw together with the leftovers of existing dishes. We had plump, juicy red grapes on the side.

Roasted Chicken, Apricot, and Brie Panini
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  • Focaccia Bread
  • Brie, sliced thin
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Apricots, sliced thin

Preheat panini grill. Place one piece of focaccia dimpled side down. Place a layer of brie, followed by apricots, chicken, and more brie. Top with second piece of bread (dimpled side up). Grill on the banini press until cheese is melted and bread is golden and crispy. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally to form triangles. Repeat for additional sandwiches.

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Wednesday 29th of September 2010

Did you use all AP flour for the focacia? Or do you think some WW flour would work as well?



Wednesday 29th of September 2010

Hi Amy - at the time I used AP flour, but I feel confident that you could substitute half for either freshly ground whole white wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour. I do that a lot in recipes now and they come out great. I just haven't tried it yet with this particular one.


Saturday 4th of July 2009

I like adding jams to grilled cheese sandwiches and adding the apricots to this sandwich sounds good as well.


Monday 22nd of June 2009

Wow this is just great! Creative leftover idea!


Monday 22nd of June 2009

Oh my goodness, YUM! I am going to have to try that bread recipe! This looks absolutely divine!!


Saturday 20th of June 2009

Going to have to try this. Looks amazing!