Copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Panini





1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce + 1 or 2 teaspoons sauce
4 focaccia buns (or 1 loaf focaccia bread, cut into quarters)
2 Crescent chicken breasts (12-14oz total,) cooked then shredded
8oz mozzarella ball, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 small red onion, sliced
10-12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
extra virgin olive oil or nonstick spray


Add mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, and adobo sauce to a mini food processor bowl then process until smooth. Alternatively, chop pepper up very fine then stir with sauce into mayonnaise.
Spread chipotle mayo onto tops and bottoms of buns then layer on shredded chicken, tomato, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. Press in panini press over medium-high heat until cheese is melted and bread is crisp. Serve immediately.

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