Pupule Pineapple and Pepper Paninis

Pupule Pineapple and Pepper Paninis
Recipe Details

8 slices KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread

6 ounces Cream cheese softened

1/2 cup Cilantro leaves picked and chopped

2 tablespoons Canned Chipotle Pepper (smoked jalapeno in adobo sauce), finely chopped

1 1/2 cups Grilled chicken breast strips fully cooked

1 tablespoon Chipotle seasoning blend

2 Roasted poblano peppers (skiined and seeded)

8 Pineapple rings

4 Slices of pepper jack cheese

Step 1
Heat panini press to high heat.
Step 2
For easy roasted poblano peppers, broil under high heat for 5 minutes per side, or until skin is blistered. Place in a zip top bag for 10 minutes. Remove, then stem, peel and seed easily. Slice into 4 equal portions.
Step 3
Quickly sear pineapple rings on both sides over high heat until lightly browned in a small pan. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 4
Combine cream cheese, cilantro, diced chipotle until well combined. Spread onto 4 of the slices of bread.
Step 5
Top cream cheese mixture with 1/4 of the chicken breast strips. Sprinkle with chipotle seasoning. Top with roasted poblano pepper, then pineapple rings, followed by a slice of pepper jack cheese. Top with remaining slice of bread.
Step 6
Place sandwiches onto the hot panini press. Cook until golden brown and cheese are melted and oozing.
Step 7
Slice on the diagonal and serve immediately.

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