January 31, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Sausage Panini

I was going to be a "chicken" and not post about this because I didn't like how the photos turned out. BUT this sandwich turned out SO GOOD I decided I had to share it with you. Please excuse my inept ability to photograph panini as beautifully as Panini Kathy! ;)

Yesterday I told you how Grumpy told me I couldn't cook chicken anymore? Well, I truly don't understand it. ;) Really! Everything I made, he ate and liked! Especially the Buffalo Chicken Sausage Paninis!

I was floundering again and hadn't a clue what I wanted to make. I went to my kitchen freezer and checked out the sausages. I had some Buffalo Chicken Sausages. Of course, I think of the Buffalo Chicken Panini I found on Panini Happy and how much I LOVED them. So, I pulled them out and cooked the sausages....to make Buffalo Chicken Sausage Panini!

When Grumpy walked in the house the first words out of his mouth were "what smells so good". HAHA. I will definitely buy these sausages again - and maybe make some sort of pasta dish with them!


Buffalo Chicken Sausage Panini

1 package Buffalo Chicken Sausage
Ken's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (If I had crumbly blue cheese - I would have used that, but this worked great too!)
Red Hot Sauce
Caramelized onions
Mozzarella Cheese
Ciabatta buns

Cook sausages until they are done. When cooled slightly, slice sausages in half, then in half again.

While sausages are cooking, heat butter in a large saute pan over medium heat and saute onions for 13 minutes until soft. Stir in some brown sugar and saute for another 10 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Set aside.

To assemble:
On ciabatta bun place in the following order:
  • caramelized onions,
  • blue cheese
  • chicken sausages
  • sprinkle red hot sauce to taste
  • mozzeralla cheese
  • top layer of bun
Place in panini press and cook! Delicious!

33 comments:

  1. It makes me so happy that you posted this! I have chicken sausage in the freezer and mozzarella I need to use so I'll just buy some yummy rolls and I'll be set!

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  2. What could really be any better than melting cheese between any type of bread. This is over the top in flavour HoneyB!!

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  3. If Grumpy is tired of what you are making, I'll come over and eat his portion! ;) Love how you went into the freezer & pantry to put this together. I'm working on doing that more.

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  4. Wow this really sounds (and looks)so good !! I'm sure I'll never find those sausage but maybe you coul tell me what is there other than chicken !

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  5. Thanks ladies!

    Barbara - I was thinking of you when I posted this ;)

    Fiona & Patsyk - I think Grumpy wouldn't have given this sandwich up. I think he just likes to COMPLAIN. ;)

    I find myself just pulling things out of the freezer and cupboards lately because I don't have time to actually PLAN. Sigh.

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  6. Natalia, I put a link to the Buffalo Chicken Sausages on the post....anything that Buffalo Sauce would go well with could be used here...I prefer the chicken or chicken sausage though.

    http://www.alfrescoallnatural.com/products/index.htm?pg=2&subpg=2&sub2pg=3

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  7. Oh man, I'll bet these were great! I've seen buffalo chix sausages, but have never bought them before. Thanks for the tip! :D

    +Jessie
    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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  8. I've never had chicken sausage before. Your photo looks fine and the sandwich looks tempting. Sandwiches don't need to look perfect, in fact, the messier sandwiches usually taste the best!

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  9. I could go for one of those right now! Looks awesome. :)

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  10. I love panini. I'll bet this is SUPER!

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  11. Omg my favorite flavors all in a sammy...wonderful and super bowl worthy!

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  12. They look so yummy!! I love panini's!

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  13. less messy than the wings! lol

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  14. Oh man!! I have to find these sausages...I love buffalo everything!! I think your pics turned out great!!

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  15. What a yummy pannini! I would love to try those sausages.

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  16. Never had Buffalo Chicken Sausage.
    I will have to try it. Looks tasty!

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  17. My husband would love this also. And I think the photos are fine. :)

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  18. Your photos look great. I wouldn't say if they weren't. I always wonder what people think about mine if they think theirs aren't quite up to par 'cause mine aren't nice as yours that's for sure!
    ~ingrid

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  19. Oh my, these look great. Not only would the hubby like them, but my teenagers would too!

    I think all your chicken recipes look fabulous! I had a "oh no" moment too with an ingredient I would have sworn I had on hand. I wasn't as creative as you - I ran to the store and then we didn't eat until after 7. Next time I'm following your lead...

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  20. Those photos look perfectly good to me. My panini press has been gathering dust -- thanks for the reminder to pull it out!

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  21. It has all my favourite ingredients and flavours! DELICIOUS!

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  22. I'm so glad you DID decide to post - the photos look great! Some recipes just aren't as photogenic but I think you captured the essence of the dish :)

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  23. No matter what it looks like, it sounds great!

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  24. No need to worry! These photos are drool-inducing - all that lovely gooey cheese peeking out from in between grilled bread. . . !

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  25. Your pictures look great to me. I love panini and this version looks incredible!

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  26. What are you talking about? The pictures still look great!
    ~Foong~

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  27. Wow! I want a bite! The pics are enough to have my mouth water!

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  28. I am so glad you didn't chicken out. I think the photos look great! Mouthwatering!

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