Hawaiian Chicken #Panini #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Hawaiian Chicken Panini recipe from 200 Best Panini Recipes

Hawaiian Chicken Panini Recipe

Excerpted from 200 Best Panini Recipes by Tiffany Collins © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission.
page 185, Leftovers, International

I encourage you to use fresh pineapple, as once it is grilled the natural sugar will caramelize, giving more depth to the flavor, color and texture. The island flavors of teriyaki, Maui onion and cabbage highlight this recipe.


  • 2 slices fresh pineapple (about 1⁄4 inch/0.5 cm thick)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, split
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (15 mL)
  • 1⁄3 cup bottled teriyaki glaze (75 mL)
  • 8 oz leftover grilled chicken breast (250 g)(about 2 small), thinly sliced
  • 4 thin slices Sweet Maui onion or 4 other sweet onion
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded napa cabbage (125 mL)


• Preheat panini grill to high

1. Arrange pineapple on bottom grill plate, close the top plate and grill until pineapple is tender and grill-marked, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Wipe grill plates clean.
2. Place rolls, cut side down, on a work surface and brush crusts with butter. Turn rolls over and brush with some of the teriyaki glaze. On bottom halves, evenly layer with chicken, pineapple, onion and cabbage. Drizzle with the remaining teriyaki glaze. Cover with top halves and press gently to pack.
3. Place sandwiches in grill, close the top plate and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serves 2

For additional flavor, brush the pineapple slices with teriyaki sauce before grilling.
Look in your supermarket’s freezer section for fully cooked grilled chicken, which is great for panini recipes. I prefer slicing it for an easier bite.

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200 Best Paninis Cookbook

200 Best Panini Recipes

  • Updated September 2013 – New features! Over 75,000 copies already sold in previous editions
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778802019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778802013
  • Cover price $24.95

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patricia Marsden November 16, 2013 - 7:01 am

Sweet maui onion is an ingredient with a taste beyond description.

Lynne November 16, 2013 - 9:02 am

This sounds delish! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Kathleen Kennedy-Leon November 16, 2013 - 9:21 am

This will go over BIG time with my hubby–thanks for sharing-always nice to try new dishes 🙂

Mistee Dawn November 16, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Yum! Definitely will be making this recipe.

Gianna November 16, 2013 - 4:26 pm

That looks yummy 🙂

Rosey November 16, 2013 - 4:45 pm

This looks so good. I’m seriously considering a Panini maker as a gift for hubby for Christmas.

Danielle @ We Have It All November 16, 2013 - 8:54 pm

OMGosh that looks SO GOOD! I bet that tastes amazing with the pineapple!

Grace Hodgin November 17, 2013 - 8:49 am

This sounds like a great book and there are so many recipes I’d love to try.


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