Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Are you ready for this one? Truly ah-mazing! I might have even gotten a few “holy s***” responses from the teens when they dug in. Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches • Fast, easy and so delicious! Bread your own chicken tenders and make the most amazing sandwich ever!

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Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Keyword: Easy Lunch, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Denise


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To make breaded chicken tenders, set out three shallow bowls or baking dishes. Add flour to one, whisked eggs to another, and panko, 1 Tbsp dried basil, salt and pepper into the third, mixing well.
  • Bread chicken tenders one at a time by dredging in flour, followed by egg mixture and then with panko mixture. Ensure you coat all sides of chicken well in each step. Place breaded chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Once done breading all chicken, place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Slice French bread in half horizontally. Dig center of bottom loaf out. Pour marinara in opening created. Top with cooked chicken tenders.
  • Layer fresh mozzarella slices across top. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and shredded Parmesan over top.
  • Spread thin layer of basil pesto on inside of top layer of bread. Add top layer to sandwich and gently push down.
  • Use a pastry brush and spread melted butter over top of sandwich. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp dried basil.
  • Return to oven, bake another 15 minutes. Cut into individual sandwiches and serve warm.
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