Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Greek Chicken Paninis with Black Olives

I love Greek chicken and when I made it last time, there was a little bit of leftovers, which I was excited about. Not a lot of leftovers when it comes to chicken in my house, so this recipe was a great way to use what we already had on hand on a night when I didn't have a lot of time to cook. I tried to keep this simple, nothing too fancy and it's ready in 15 minutes.

1/8 C. black olives ($.25)
2 pieces of leftover Greek chicken ($.55)
1 plum tomato, sliced thin ($.15)
salt and pepper to taste ($.05)
1/2 red onion, sliced into thin rings ($.10)
2 slices mozzarella ($.20)
1 T. olive oil ($.05)
4 slices whole wheat bread ($.10)

Brush one side of each slice of bread with olive oil and heat a grill pan over medium heat. Place two slices of bread, olive oil side down on grill pan. Top each slice of bread with lightly shredded leftover Greek chicken, half the black olives, 2-3 slices of tomato, a few onion rings, season with salt and pepper to taste and top with cheese and remaining slice of bread - olive oil side up.

Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, or until bread is firm and golden with grill marks. Serve hot.

Yields = 2 sammies
Cost: $1.45
Cost per sammie: $.73


  1. I love this idea - where do you come up with all these yummy recipes?

  2. Good idea - might try this with a rotisserie chicken instead, I love tender chicken especially in a sandwich.

  3. This works good with pita bread - it's easy and tastes pretty good.