Spicy Parmesan Chicken Sandwich

Andy Anderson !


In the test kitchen… hungry with nothing to do… Check the fridges, and dry storage and came up with some chicken breasts, and a bit of this and that.

So, how about a nice spicy chicken Parmesan sandwich… I’m combining a bit of Italy with a bit of Mexico. I’m using adobo sauce in this recipe, and this sauce has, what I call, a lingering, persisting heat. But combined with the other ingredients blends together without too much heat.

Well, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
20 Min
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  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    adobo sauce

  • 2 medium
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1/2 c
    flour, all-purpose
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 2 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo sauce
  • 1 c
    japanese breadcrumbs, panko
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 c
    grapeseed, or vegetable oil

  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 4 slice
    nice thick bread
  • 2 slice
    swiss cheese, i prefer lacy swiss
  • 1/2 c
    your favorite coleslaw

How to Make Spicy Parmesan Chicken Sandwich


  2. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of cling wrap, or parchment paper.
  3. Pound with a mallet until the chicken is an even thickness.
  4. Chef’s Note: You could also use the bottom of a heavy skillet. WACK!!!
  5. Combine the mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of adobo sauce, and reserve.
  6. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper, (to taste) then and add to a bowl or plate.
  7. Whisk together the adobo sauce, and eggs, and place into another bowl or plate.
  8. Combine the panko breadcrumbs with the Parmesan cheese in a third bowl or plate.
  9. Chef’s Note: Salt & pepper the chicken before beginning the next step.
  10. Take one of the chicken breasts and througouly coat with the flour.
  11. Move to the egg mixture, and dip in until coated.
  12. Finally, coat with the panko breadcrumbs.
  13. Chef’s Note: Repeat for the other chicken breast.
  14. Chef’s Tip: Allow the chicken breasts to rest for 10 minutes.
  15. Add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  16. Chef’s Note: Allow the oil to heat up until it begins to shimmer.
  17. Add the chicken breasts.
  18. Cook two minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  19. Reserve the chicken; wipe out the skillet, and return to heat.
  20. Brush the butter on bother sides of the bread.
  21. Toast in the pan until nice and brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  22. Place a rack in the upper-middle position, and set the oven to broil.
  23. Spread half the mayo/adobo sauce over two of the toasted bread slices.
  24. Add a cutlet to each slice of bread.
  25. Add the Swiss cheese.
  26. Place the cutlets on a baking sheet, and place in the broiler until the cheese begins to melt, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  27. Remove from broiler, and then add the coleslaw.
  28. Top with the remaining piece of toasted bread, and serve while still warm… maybe with a side of my awesome sweet potato chips. Enjoy.
  29. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Spicy Parmesan Chicken Sandwich

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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