I’m Feeling Saucy….


Like any other food blogger, I love me some free stuff, and the competitive side of me loves a good food contest as well! So if you can combine the two, you will surely get my attention. So when I saw that Saucy Mama was going to give you their product to make a quick and easy meal, and that if I was one of the first 25 blogger to sign up, I would win stuff to giveaway to my readers too. I jumped at the chance. Lucky for both of us, I was one of the first 25 bloggers to enter!

I don’t know about your house but even though its just P and I, we often want different things for dinner. And I’m not a fan of making two different dinners, so one of us will have to compromise. So I figured I would take this opportunity to take the same basic ingredients and make 2 different sandwiches in about 15 minutes.


Lime Chipotle Chicken and Parmesan Garlic Chicken Panini's

The basics -

1 rotisserie chicken

1 loaf of French bread, sliced in half and then into 6 inch pieces

Saucy Mama’s Lime Chipotle and Parmesan Garlic Marinades

The accessories – These are all to taste, so use as much or as little as you like.

Lime Chipotle – guacamole, fresh tomato slices, Chihuahua cheese

Parmesan Garlic – Sundried Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese

Preheat Panini Press to Medium High Heat. Remove the skin from the chicken and remove all of the meat. Shred the meat into bite size pieces. Divide the chicken into 2 bowls. Add 1 tablespoon of marinade for every 1/3 cup of chicken. Stir to combine.

Lime Chipotle Assembly -

Spread guacamole on one side of the sandwich and top with a tomato slice. Top with the chicken coated in Lime Chipotle Marinade. Cover with shredded Chihuahua cheese and place the top of the sandwich on and press down slightly.

Parmesan Garlic Assembly -

Chop desired amount of sundried tomatoes and mix into the Parmesan Garlic coated chicken mixture. Mound some of the chicken mixture onto the bottom of the sandwich and cover with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Place the top of the sandwich on and press down slightly.

Finally we get to cook them -

Spray the Panini press with non stick spray and place the sandwiches on and press for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Remove from the press and let the sandwiches sit for a few minutes before slicing.

Now onto the Fun Part!!! The giveaway.

I will be giving away 4 bottles of Saucy Mama’s Marinade to 4 lucky people. It will be your choice of Parmesan Garlic or Lime Chipotle. (It was supposed to be all Lime Chipotle but P broke into an additional bottle he liked it so much) So Lucky you, now you have a choice!

Here is how to enter -

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite simple dinner or anything fun you want to tell me.

2. Tweet this post and leave an additional comment with the link to the tweet! If you want to follow me that would be cool too!

3. You can do this once a day to increase your chances. Yes that is right, you can do both of those each day to increase your chances of winning!

Now for the details, This giveaway will end Wednesday September 2nd 2009 at 5pm central time. And this offer open to US residents only, (Sorry I have to pay for the shipping). And Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you if you win.

The Clock Starts now!


  1. My favorite simple dinner is grilled cheese. Nothing fancy but sure is good! Would love to try one of these sauces.

  2. Here is a random thought for you. I usually stick to my same old cupcake recipes that always work for me. This weekend I vowed to do something different this weekend!! Maybe some pistacio cupcakes, who knows?!

  3. My favorite simple dinner comes from childhood when my mom would boil elbow macaroni and put milk, butter, salt and pepper on it. So good. :)

  4. My favorite simple dinner is Chicken Curry. It only seems hard to make but it is actually very simple. You just sautee chicken, crushed garlic, minced ginger, and red curry paste together. Then you add a can or two of coconut milk, add some onions (and whatever veggies you want), then let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Serve over rice. - YUMMY!

  5. My simple dinner is a nice lamb curry & whole wheat leavened bread. Heartwarming...& do ahead!

  6. My simple dinner is actually pizza. I keep everything in the fridge and then just have to make the dough ahead of time. What's not quick is clean up, but that can always wait till tomorrow. And everybody is happy.

    I also have a super quick yet super luscious chocolate layer cake for when I need a quick snack or dessert cake.

  7. Nice! My favorite simple dinner is a huge salad, packed with lots of tasty, crunchy things.

    By the way, your blog looks wonderful!

  8. does cereal count? that's as simple as it gets. :)
    great new theme, by the way, and really terrific sammich!

  9. Twitta!! http://twitter.com/elleskitchen/status/3667323623

  10. My favorite simple meal is actually Mac and Cheese with spinach mixed in, maybe some chicken. Yum!

  11. My favorite simple meal is actually Mac and Cheese with spinach mixed in, maybe some chicken. Yum!

  12. I, too have a husband that hardly ever wants what I make. And a son as well. The idea of using sauces to adapt the same basic ingredients to everyone's taste is the way to go! Otherwise, I'm a line cook.

  13. RT @lifesafeast: @saltandchocolat giveaway! It's great! http://bit.ly/4mnoL4

  14. my favorite simple dinner is some homemade mac & cheese. serve with steamed broccoli. and if i have 10 more minutes, i'll add some bacon too. because i always have bacon in the fridge. i love any grilled sammiches too, so your panini recipe sounds delicious!

  15. I love panini's and I love lime chipotle! I'll have to check out saucy mama!

  16. I love watermelon in the summer. I know not a big dinner, but my favorite:) Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I'm back and I still am craving these sauces. I do indeed need some easy yummy sauces for fast dinners. I end up spending most afternoons baking at realize too late that I forgot to prepare dinner for my hard-working man. And he does not eat cake for dinner.

  18. My favorite simple dinner is spaghetti with butter and parm. Yum!


  19. These paninis look so good! My favorite go-to simple recipe is tacos. To keep it healthy, we use ground turkey and wrap them up in lettuce shells instead of taco shells. Add black beans, brown rice, salsa, and a bit of cheese- Voila! instant yumminess!! Or, if I'm feeling extra lazy, I'll just do mac & cheese with tuna. Sounds gross, but hubs and I love it!

  20. I twittered! http://twitter.com/ladybuggin/status/3690201816

  21. Oh, yum! I would love to win this sauce! I love to make "chicken on a stick". My kids will actually eat it because the stick has magical eating powers! lol!

  22. I follow you on twitter and FB, and tweeted your giveaway!

  23. Katie, what an ingenius way to use your new sauces. Dinner doesn't have to be difficult, just tasty. I love the combination you used and will look for the sauce at the grocers to experiment on my own.

  24. My favorite simple dinner is cornflake chicken. Yumm!

  25. Marinades in a jar make everything so simple - these look really great.

    With winter coming, I'll totally be into my crockpot - that's as simple as you get!!

  26. tweet! http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/3718965953


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