June 5, 2010

Chicken Parmesan Sub Sandwich Recipe

Summer is a busy time which results on eating out or on the go. Connie has some wonderful ideas for portable meals that I honestly would have never thought of! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes!

This time of year lots of folks are looking for portable meals. You know what I mean…quick, healthy meals you can take with you to the ballpark, swimming pool, and in our case, the hay field. Beyond ham & cheese sandwiches, what should you pack? I have a number of to-go suppers that keep the menu varied and interesting throughout the summer. Burgers, sub sandwiches, wraps, calzones, and oven-baked chicken are among the meals I can easily make and take. Most any portable meal pairs well with a fruit salad, so chop up a mix of your family’s favorite fruits and have it ready-to-go in the fridge.

I try to plan my meals so that the “to-go” meal will be quick & easy to prepare. So, when I want to make chicken parmesan subs, I plan to have spaghetti & meat sauce one night, grilled chicken the next night, and chicken parmesan subs the third night. I use the leftover meat sauce and grilled chicken as the base for the subs. For this week’s recipe, I’ve included grilling instructions for the chicken. Grilling them a night or two before assembling the subs will save you time. Substitute your favorite pasta sauce for meat sauce, if preferred.

Cheicken Parmesan sandwich

Chicken Parmesan Subs

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ t. grill seasoning, divided
½ t. Italian seasoning, divided
12” loaf Italian bread, sliced lengthwise
1 c. meat sauce, warmed
4 slices mozzarella cheese
2 T. parmesan cheese

Season chicken breasts with ¼ t. each of grill & Italian seasonings. Let sit while grill preheats. Grill chicken over medium heat 6-8 minutes, or until meat thermometer registers 170 degrees. Keep chicken warm and let sit 5 minutes before slicing across the grain into strips. Spread chicken slices evenly on bottom of bread. Top evenly with meat sauce, then cheeses. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and cut surface of bread is browned. Close sandwich and slice into quarters.

*Wrap each quarter in aluminum foil for an on-the-go meal.

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