A chicken parmesan sandwich is the perfect way to use leftover chicken. Baked in the oven for gooey cheese and toasty bread perfection!
This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.
If you haven’t had a chicken parmesan sandwich recently, consider this your call to action. Grab some breaded chicken cutlets, cheese, sauce, and good bread. A few minutes in the oven, and a sprinkling of fresh basil. Boom. Happy days.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Ingredients
Hoagie rolls – I love to go to the bakery section of our markey and choose fresh rolls for this recipe. A good bread can make all the difference. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I’ll use my own French bread recipe!
Breaded chicken tenders – You’ll need about one and a half to two chicken breasts worth of chicken for this, depending of course how big your hoagie rolls are and how stuffed you want the sandwiches. I found that three of the chicken tenders from this parmesan crusted chicken recipe was the perfect amount.
Mozzarella cheese – If you have the time to shred your own cheese, this works best as it will be free of anti-caking agents and will melt better, that said, in a pinch pre-shredded cheese will do fine.
Spaghetti sauce – Make sure you’re using spaghetti sauce or marinara and not plain tomato sauce!
Fresh basil – Technically this is optional, but not really. I mean, how can you have a chicken parm sandwich without basil?!
How Do You Make a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
First, slice rolls lengthwise almost all the way through, like a hot dog bun. If desired, also slice them width-wise completely. Place into an oven safe baking dish.
Next, cut chicken tenders into strips, and stuff into sliced hoagie rolls.
Then, spoon spaghetti sauce over top of hoagies, then top with cheese.
Finally, bake until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with fresh basil.
What to Serve with Chicken Parm Sandwiches?
Our sandwiches were a quick dish made with leftovers, so we wanted something similarly easy to make for the side dish. I went with a bag of the new Knorr Ready to Heat Chicken & Herbs Long Grain Rice.
It was so simple to make, just a small tear in the bag for venting, then 90 seconds in the microwave. A quick fork fluff and we were set!
Make sure to check out your Publix circular for promotions and discounts on ingredients! We got the Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, (used in the chicken recipe), and Knorr® Sides for a great price, along with a ton of other yummy back to school groceries!
What Kind of Chicken for a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich?
You will want a breaded chicken filet for an authentic chicken parm sandwich, like a chicken tender. We used leftovers from our Parmesan Crusted Chicken dinner, and it worked perfectly.
If you are using leftovers and find the breadcrumbs are a little bit soggy, try popping them in the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes before cutting and adding to the sandwich. This will crisp up the breading again.
You can find more great recipes like this on The Best Meals Happen at Home Facebook page! What recipes would you like to make at home?
Can You Make Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches Ahead of Time?
You can make chicken parm sandwiches a few hours ahead of time, just don’t bake them until right before you are ready to serve. It is not recommended to prepare them more than a few hours in advance, as you don’t want the bread to get too soggy from the sauce.
To prepare baked chicken parmesan sandwiches ahead of time, assemble everything, and them cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
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How to Make a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
- 6 hoagie rolls
- Breaded chicken tenders about 1 ½ - 2 chicken breasts worth, total
- 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup spaghetti sauce
- Fresh basil optional
- Slice rolls lengthwise almost all the way through, like a hot dog bun. If desired, also slice them width-wise completely. Place into an oven safe baking dish.
- Cut chicken tenders into strips, and stuff into sliced hoagie rolls.
- Spoon spaghetti sauce over top of hoagies, then top with cheese.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Top with fresh basil.