Chicken, Brie, Fig & Arugula Panini

by on March 5, 2012

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It wasn’t quite the family bonding experience I usually look forward to. Ten days of the flu…our entire household. There is a very good reason they give shots for this (and, yes, we had ours) – it’s no fun at all if you get it. I can’t remember if I’d ever had the flu before this bout, but if I did I definitely didn’t have two little kids to take care of who were also harboring the flu (miraculously exhibiting 1000x more wall-bouncing energy than I could muster). We didn’t leave the house except for doctor visits, the fridge emptied and the laundry piled up. Although I can’t exactly say it was a “fun” time, at some level I did kind of enjoy being home and having my little family all together as we tried to rest up and get well.

I’m so glad to get back to blogging! I hope you’ll enjoy these Chicken, Brie, Fig and Arugula Panini as much as my husband and I did. You may recognize many of the fixins from the Panini Party - carved rotisserie chicken, sliced Brie, sweet fig jam and a handful of fresh peppery arugula grilled on a baguette. I used to never include delicate greens like arugula in my panini, out of concern that they’d wilt, but these days I’ve come around a bit on that. I love the flavor and the color that the leaves add, so you just might start to see a lot more arugula, baby spinach and watercress on Panini Happy!

Chicken, Brie, Fig and Arugula Panini

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1 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) March 6, 2012 at 4:59 am

Off to see if I have fig jam in the fridge! Love the combination of flavors here.

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2 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

absolutely lovely!

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3 Kalyn March 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

So glad you are feeling better. That does not sound like fun.

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4 I am LOVD March 7, 2012 at 7:24 am

I’m thinking this salty/sweet combo is a keeper in my book!

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5 Cookin' Canuck March 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I’m sorry you’ve been so sick – no fun at all! This panini looks like a wonderful thing to come back to – Brie is one of my favorites and it works so beautifully with fig jam.

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