The Chicken Parmesan Sandwich is a creation that brings together crispy chicken cutlets, marinara sauce and melted cheese all nestled between two slices of bread. With a few ingredients and basic cooking techniques you can whip up this scrumptious Italian inspired treat in no time at all.
In this article I'll guide you through the step by step process of crafting a mouthwatering chicken parmesan sandwich that's bursting with flavor.
Ingredients Needed for a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
You'll need the following ingredients:
- Chicken breast fillets (Boneless)
- All-purpose flour
- Parmesan cheese
- Spices like Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Marinara sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh bread (ciabatta or baguette)
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Make a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
- Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). This will ensure that your chicken cooks evenly and becomes crispy.
- In a shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Mix well to evenly distribute the flavors.
- Dip each chicken breast fillet into the all-purpose flour, shaking off any excess.
- Then, dip the chicken into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Finally, coat the chicken with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to ensure it adheres.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a generous amount of cooking oil.
- Once the oil is hot, add the breaded chicken fillets and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.
- Transfer the cooked chicken to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Spread a generous amount of marinara sauce on one side of each bread slice.
- Place a cooked chicken fillet on top of the sauce and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Place the other bread slice on top.
- Transfer the assembled sandwich to the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the sandwich from the oven and let it cool for a minute or two. Cut it in half and serve it immediately.
- Enjoy the crispy chicken, tangy marinara sauce, and melted cheese all in one delicious bite.
Tips for Preparing the Chicken for the Sandwich
- Pound the chicken breast fillets to an even thickness before breading them. This will ensure that they cook evenly and remain juicy.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the cooked chicken. It should reach 165°F (74°C) to be safe to eat.
- Mix some red pepper flakes into the breadcrumb mixture for more heat.
Choosing the Right Bread for Your Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Here are a few options for you to consider:
- Ciabatta is perfect for holding up to the sandwich fillings without getting soggy.
- A French baguette is another great choice, especially if you prefer a crustier bread.
- Focaccia has olive oil-infused crust and airy interior pair beautifully with the chicken parmesan fillings.
Can I use pre-cooked chicken for this sandwich?
While it's best to use fresh, uncooked chicken breast fillets for the ultimate flavor and texture, you can use pre-cooked chicken if you're short on time. Just make sure to heat it through before assembling the sandwich.