Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Sundried Tomato Pesto:

One 8.5 ounce jar sundried tomatoes in oil

1 cup basil leaves 

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Chicken Parmesan:

8 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

3 large eggs, beaten 

1 cup panko bread crumbs 

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, halved lengthwise and sliced into 8 pieces total

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves 

2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced into rounds


  1. For the sundried tomato pesto: Put the sundried tomatoes and their oil in a food processor along with the basil, Parmesan and salt. Process to combine.
  2. For the chicken Parmesan: Season the chicken cutlets on both sides with the salt and pepper. Cut them in half crosswise. Using 3 wide, shallow bowls, place the flour in the first bowl, beaten eggs in the second, and combine the panko, Parmesan and oregano in the third.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly, shaking off the excess. Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere the crust to the chicken. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until golden brown on the first side, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently flip all of the chicken over and layer 1 mozzarella slice on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown and the mozzarella has melted, about 4 more minutes.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, mozzarella-sides up. Spread about 1 tablespoon of Sundried Tomato Pesto on top. Put a tomato slice on 8 of the pieces, and then top them with the remaining 8 pieces, mozzarella sides down, to make little sandwiches. Serve immediately.
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