Chicken and Artichoke Parmesan Heros
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes in puree, pureed in a blender until smooth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 pounded, pre-cooked breaded chicken breast halves (from the deli counter)
- 4 (12-inch-long) loaves Italian bread, halved lengthwise
- 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichokes, drained
- 1 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1 1/2 ounces)
Heat olive oil in a 4 to 5-quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking; then cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomato puree, salt, and pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange bottom halves of bread loaves on a large baking sheet and tops on another large baking sheet, all with cut sides up. Spread 1/4 cup tomato sauce on each top and bottom. Divide chicken between bottom halves. Top each (open-faced) sandwich with 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 of the artichokes, 1/4 of the mozzarella, and sprinkle with some of the Parmesan.
Bake open-faced sandwiches in lower third of oven until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. When cheese begins to melt, put tops of loaves in upper third of oven and bake until edges are golden, 3 to 4 minutes (watch tops closely; they burn easily). Put tops on bottoms to make sandwiches, then slice into serving pieces.
Cooks' note: Tomato sauce can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat before using.
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