Chicken parmigiana sandwich

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time:   35 min   Prep: 10 min  Cook:  25 min  Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy

If you love chicken parmigiana, try our spin on this classic Italian sandwich. A well-seasoned, bread-crumb coated chicken is smothered in tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection before being stuffed between two slices of toasted bread. For variation, you could swap sliced bread for a small hamburger bun. This sandwich is pretty hearty on its own and you won’t need much else to satisfy. So, plan to serve it with a light side dish like a garden salad or raw veggie sticks. Or for something sweet, try pairing it with mix of fresh melon cubes, like honeydew and cantaloupe or chilled red grapes.


Fat-free Italian salad dressing

¼ cup(s)

Seasoned breadcrumbs

⅓ cup(s)


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces


Canned tomato sauce

½ cup(s)


Part-skim mozzarella cheese

¼ cup(s), shredded


Reduced-calorie bread

8 slice(s), Italian-style, toasted


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Place Italian dressing and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in dressing and turn to coat; dip chicken in bread crumbs and turn to coat.

3. Place chicken in prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Top with tomato sauce and cheese and bake until chicken is no longer pink, about 10 minutes more.

4. Place each chicken breast on 1 slice of bread; top with remaining slices of bread and serve.