Tonight's dinner, Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, is an updated healthier version of a classic deli sandwich. Instead of a heavy breading, the flattened chicken breasts are coated in a lighter mixture of flour and seasonings. Before cooking the chicken, a mound of fresh baby spinach is cooked down and wilted. The spinach is removed and the chicken is then cooked in the same pan, in a couple batches, until golden and almost cooked through. The chicken is then placed on a baking sheet, smothered with spinach, marinara sauce, sharp Parmesan and shredded mozzarella. To finish cooking, they go under the broiler until the cheese bubbles and melts - just enough time to cook the chicken all the way through. I served them on our favorite hamburger buns - though, it did make the large bun look a little small! This was a good juicy sandwich and while it is a hearty portion, I think I would prefer a little more flavor in the coating of the chicken. Maybe some shredded Parmesan mixed in with the flour? I would also use a bit more oil in the initial cooking of the chicken to allow the crust to cook more evenly.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich