Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grilled Chicken Parm Sandwiches

Tender grilled chicken cutlets are topped with marinara sauce and parmesan, then served on a bun.

Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

It's the most wonderful time, of the year! I sing that song at least 3 time a year. On the first day of school, during Christmas and on the last day of school, LOL. Today is our last day of school and I could not be happier. Hubby keep reminding me that come the end of July, I'll be wishing school was starting up again. He may be right, but right now I just want to enjoy sleeping in and the gorgeous weather we've been having.

We've been grilling a lot since the beginning of June. It's a little hard to keep things fresh, especially with Queenie around, but I've been thinking of new recipes to make this summer. This idea for chicken parm sandwiches came about one night, as I prepared some chicken cutlets for the grill. My original plan was to simply grill up the chicken and serve it on a bun with desired toppings. Then I saw some leftover marinara sauce in the fridge and I decided to top our grilled chicken with it, and some parm. I just hoped the kiddos would like it.

I found our a few years ago, that the trick to juicy boneless chicken on the grill, is to cook it over indirect heat. I heat up the grill until is screaming hot, to get a good sear on the chicken, then turn off half the burners and cook the chicken on the grates that are not in direct heat. The chicken doesn't dry out, as it cooks to the proper internal temperature.

Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Parm Sandwiches

6 chicken cutlets
6 Tbs garlic and herb seasoning (I used Pampered Chef)
1/2 C marinara sauce
1/3 C parmesan cheese
6 slices mozzarella cheese (I used some from the deli)
sliced tomatoes
green leaf lettuce
hamburger buns

Preheat your grill until screaming hot.

Season chicken with garlic and herb seasoning, and place on hot grill. Cook until chicken releases easily from grates; about 5 minutes. Flip chicken and place on one half of the grill. Turn burners beneath the chicken off, leaving remaining burners on medium high. Cook, with the lid closed, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 162 degrees F.

Once chicken reaches desired temperature, top each cutlet evenly with marinara sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Close lid and cook for another 3-5 minutes; until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Serve chicken on buns, with mayonnaise, mozzarella, lettuce and tomato.


Patty Anderson said...

Love this idea Cindy. And thanks for the grilling tip.

April J Harris said...

Your Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches look so good, Cindy! What a lovely family meal!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

This looks so warm and welcoming for Chicken parm! YUM! Pinned and shared!

Joanne DiPalo said...

Looks so delicious. I like how you used the leftover sauce, it's a great way to 'dress up' a dish and make it special.

foody schmoody said...

One of those dishes that my family loves but I always forget about. Thanks for the delicious reminder!

Michelle Nahom said...

Love this idea to make one of our favorites into a sandwich! I know it would be a huge hit here!