Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

 Kristina Vanni

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1190 Calories
61g Fat
86g Carbs
72g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1190
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 27g 134%
Cholesterol 288mg 96%
Sodium 1935mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 72g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 722mg 56%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 864mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you love the classic oven-baked chicken parmesan casserole at dinnertime, you will swoon for this sandwich version of the traditional dish. It's even easier because it can be made on the stovetop in under thirty minutes!

First, chicken breast halves are breaded and pan seared in a skillet. Then they are topped with your favorite marinara sauce and slices of provolone cheese. After the cheese gets perfectly melty, the chicken parmesan cutlets are nestled inside warm ciabatta rolls that have been slathered in garlic butter and toasted to perfection. For a pop of color and flavor, red pepper flakes and torn fresh basil are sprinkled on top just before taking that first bite.

A chicken parmesan sandwich can be served with a lightly dressed side salad and a glass of your favorite Italian wine. If you want to reheat the sandwich later, remove the chicken cutlet from the bun and warm in the microwave for about 1 minute. For a real treat, serve with extra warmed marinara sauce for dipping.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce , warmed

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened

  • 2 ciabatta rolls, split lengthwise

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, for garnish

  • 1 torn fresh basil leaf, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  2. Arrange three separate shallow bowls or rimmed plates. In one bowl, place the flour. In the second bowl, place the beaten egg. In the third bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  3. Pound the chicken breast halves to even thickness and to fit the size of your buns. Season the chicken breast halves with salt and pepper on both sides.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  4. Dip one of the chicken breasts in the flour to coat both sides and shake off excess.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  5. Then dip it into the egg.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  6. Finally, dip the chicken breast into the crumb mixture gently pressing to adhere. Repeat with the second chicken breast.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  7. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until a golden-brown crust forms and chicken is no longer pink inside, 4-5 minutes per side.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  8. Spoon the marinara sauce over each cooked chicken breast and place two slices of provolone cheese on top. Cover until the cheese melts. Remove from the heat and set aside.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  9. In a small bowl combine the softened butter and garlic. Brush onto the cut sides of the ciabatta or Italian rolls. Place the rolls cut side up on a baking sheet and place under the broiler until browned and crisp.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  10. Transfer the toasted bread to a large cutting board. Assemble the sandwiches by placing one chicken breast on top of each bottom half of bread. Garnish with red pepper flakes and torn fresh basil. Top with the other pieces of bread and serve warm.

    Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
     Kristina Vanni
  11. Enjoy! Serve with extra warmed marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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