|These turkey and vegetable meatballs are a leaner alternative to traditional beef meatballs. The pine nuts and raisins give a textured and sweet flavor that makes them even more delicious and unique. If you're looking for a way to revamp your Italian cooking repertoire, these meatballs will do the trick!
Pam Organic Canola Oil Spray
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 (4 oz) chicken cutlets
1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 (6 oz) package fresh baby spinach
3/8 tsp salt, divided
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 (1 oz) slices country-style Italian bread
1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
Combine 2 tsp olive oil, rosemary, and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 4 tsp oil to pan. Add sun-dried tomato, red pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach barely wilts. Stir in 1/8 tsp salt; set aside.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper. Cook chicken 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep pan on medium-high heat.
Top each of 4 bread slices with 1 tbsp cheese, 1 chicken cutlet, one quarter of spinach mixture, 1 additional tbsp cheese, and remaining 4 bread slices.
Recoat grill pan with Pam Organic Canola Oil Spray. Arrange 2 sandwiches in pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 4 minutes on each side (leave skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat procedure with remaining 2 sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half; serve immediately.