One of the best parts about staying with Kiki and Colton is that Kiki works from home. Most days we sit across the table from each other, each of us on her lap top, drinking coffee and working away until it’s time for lunch. Recently we have been obsessed with using their Panini grill to press fabulous tomato, basil and moz or turkey, pesto, and cheese Paninis. Today we tried something unique for lunch. We pressed wrap sandwiches in the Panini press.
Lunch was inspired by one of Kiki’s favorite wrap sandwiches at Tailgaters Grill in Gilbert, AZ. This wrap sandwich is so good we’ve had it for lunch two days in a row and might have it for lunch again tomorrow!
- 2 skinless boneless or breaded chicken breasts
- 1/2 avocado, diced
- 1/2 tomato, diced
- shredded cheese
- extra-large tortillas (any flavor)
- 3 T. hot sauce
- Chop chicken into chunks and toss in a bag with hot sauce to coat. (We used 2 T. spicy garlic and 1 T. buffalo sauce.)
- Layer cheese, tomatoes, chicken, and avocado inside the tortilla mounding it in the middle.
- To fold: take one of the long sides of the tortilla and fold over the mounded food squeezing the food to compact it and make the roll tight. Next fold both short ends of the tortilla inward and finish rolling the tortilla over so that the wrap is sealed.
- To heat press in a Panini press or George Foreman grill.
I know in previous posts I have boasted a lot about using my George Foreman Grill for making Paninis, but since I’ve been staying with Kiki and Colton I have to say that I am now totally swayed against George. I’d give up my George Foreman Grill in a second to have a Panini press! They just work so much better. Alas, someday when I have a job I’ll be able to buy my own Panini press. Until then, I’ll keep Kiki and Colton’s press warm for them.