Time: 1 hour
“I think I love you”, will be what blurts out of your mouth when you take your first bite of these sandwiches. They are a little bit of work, but so, so very worth every minute and every bite! Enjoy…
Music Selection: Partridge Family – I Think I Love You
4 chicken breasts, sliced in thin strips
6 portugese rolls or large Kaisers
1 jar favourite marinara sauce
1 – 2 Tbsp dried chili flakes
Spinach or arugula
12 slices mozzarella cheese slices
1 ½ cups panko or finely ground bread crumbs
1 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp dried basil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 egg whites, beaten
Parmesan cheese flakes
Preheat oven to broil.
In large flat bowl, mix the white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and egg whites. Set aside.
In another large flat bowl or pan, mix the panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, basil and salt/pepper.
In small sauce pan, on low heat up the marinara sauce with the chili flakes.
Heat some oil in a large frying pan. Dip each piece of chicken in the vinegar mix, then coat with panko. Fry in small batches until crispy brown on each side. Place on a plate to the side until all is done.
On a large cookie sheet, place split buns with cut side up. Toast under broil for 1 minute – watch carefully as they burn fast!
On the top and bottom of each bun, spread a tablespoon of marinara.
Then place two pieces of chicken (3 ozs) and top with a slice of cheese. Add a Tbsp of sauce on the cheese. Then add another 2 pieces of chicken (about 3 ozs). Top with slice of cheese and sprinkle a little parmesan on the top open side of bun. I like to microwave these for about 30 seconds.
Open up the bun, and add some spinach or arugula. Enjoy this filling and delicious sandwich AND keep the napkins handy!