Chef John’s Parmesan Chicken Sandwich

Recipe Creator: Chef John

Bothwell’s own Chef John shares the secrets of a mouth-watering Parmesan Chicken Sandwich recipe


2 boneless skinless chicken breast cut in 1/2 butterflied approx. 5 onces each.


Seasoned Flour

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper

Egg wash

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

Cheese for top

  • 68 g parmesan cheese roughly 17g per chicken breast.
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 4 crusty Italian buns or a baguette cut in 4
  • Basil and Italian parsley for garnish


  1. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Toss 4 T of parmesan cheese with seasoned breadcrumbs.
  2. Butterfly chicken breast 1/2 inch thickness. Dredge in flour, salt & pepper coat both sides shake off excess. Dip in egg and then breadcrumb mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and no longer pink 4 -5 minutes per side. ** proper food safety internal temperature 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  5. Ladle warm sauce on Italian bread Place cooked chicken on sauce and 17 g of parmesan cheese on chicken cook in oven at 350 degrees until cheese is melty and the tortilla nicely toasted.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish with basil chiffonade and Italian parsley.