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Sandwich lovers rejoice! This Turkey and Chicken Panini is not your average sandwich! It’s a sandWISH, because after you finish your first one, you’ll WISH you had another!

Southwestern Turkey and Chicken Panini Recipe

We are a panini loving family, and we love trying new combinations of ingredients when were concocting something new for the panini press.

This turkey and chicken panini is layers upon layers of delicious flavors and textures making this amazing southwest inspired panini sandwich one you’ll absolutely flip over!

(Makes 5-6 sandwiches)

1 pound sliced turkey breast
1 pound sliced chicken breast
5 slices Swiss cheese
10 slices co-jack cheese
Red onion – sliced thinly
avocado, sliced
1 jar roasted red peppers, sliced (saving the oil the peppers were packed in)
1 (4 oz) can fire-roasted green chilies
3-4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
ground smoked cumin
salt and pepper
10-12 slices multi-grain, whole grain bread (My favorite is from Costco)

-On a foil-lined baking sheet, brush one side of the bread with the roasted red pepper oil.
-Place bread, oil side down on the baking sheet.
-Layer the following:
The sequence is yours. Just make sure you end up with cheese on either side of the bread to act as the “glue”
-1 slice Swiss
-Sliced turkey
-Roasted Red Pepper
-1 slice co-jack
-Sliced Chicken
-Avocado slice
-Fire-roasted chilies
-Smoked cumin, sprinkled
-Sliced red onions
-Roma tomato slices
-1 slice co-jack cheese
-Top with bread and brush the top with more of the roasted red pepper oil.
-Preheat your panini grill and get cooking.
-OR, preheat a large skillet and you can press down your sandwiches with an aluminum foil-covered brick.


Remember when I told you that we are an over-the-top panini loving family? That’s true, we are. 

What I neglected to tell you earlier is that this particular night I was cooking just for my husband and myself. 

Yep, 5 giant, loaded sandwiches, just for 2!  LOL! 

I seriously must see a doctor about the obsession I have for cooking for an army, no matter how many people will be seated at the table!

But, the good news is that we’ve had plenty of delicious leftover sandwiches to grab-and-go during the week. 

It doesn’t get much better than that!!!  Nom-Nom!

Southwestern Turkey and Chicken Panini Recipe

Until we eat again,


Monday 10th of December 2012

ohhh yesss!!!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

nice idea.. thanks for posting.

Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

Now that's what I call a sandwich! Can't wait to give it a try--yum!!

Kristy Lynn

Tuesday 1st of May 2012

sammies are always a good idea. i'm kind of scared of deli meat but i'll bookmark this for the next time we have some left over turkey or chicken :)

happy src reveal!


Tuesday 1st of May 2012

Those are some hefty looking and delicious paninis!