I like to use French bread when I make a panini. Sometimes, I buy a whole loaf and slice it in half. Then I cut the loaf into chunks to build the sandwich on. Other times, I buy a loaf of thick sliced French bread that I can get from the bread isle of Costco. That thick sliced bread is what I used to make this panini.
The elements for this sandwich begins with ham and chicken. You use thinly sliced deli ham and then you can use thinly slice deli chicken or pieces of rotisserie chicken. Either one will work good. Then there is cheese, Swiss cheese to be precise. There is actually 2 slices per sandwich.
Next, there is a spread that you use on this delicious chicken cordon bleu panini sandwich. It’s a simple but tasty spread made with cream cheese, mayo, and Dijon mustard. Also, the outside of the sandwich gets butter spread on both sides along with a sprinkling of garlic herb seasoning. I use Johnny’s garlic spread and seasoning. It’s my favorite mixture of Italian spices.Print
- 4 oz cream cheese, light or regular, softened
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 8 thick slices French bread
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 8–12 thinly sliced deli chicken or equal amount of rotisserie chicken
- 8-12 thinly sliced deli ham
- garlic/herb seasoning
- In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, Dijon mustard and mayo together until smooth.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on 4 slices of the bread. Then top with a slice of Swiss cheese, cooked chicken, a couple slices of deli ham, and a final slice of Swiss cheese. Top with the other slice of bread.
- On the outside of the sandwiches, spread with butter and sprinkle with garlic/herb seasoning.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Sandwiches
- Method: Panini Maker
- Cuisine: American
Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.