Hey Casa lovers!,
I hope you are doing fabulous. I love me a chicken parm sandwich but I don’t usually buy it because of all the breading it has. So years ago I decided to do it myself but without any crusty outside and it taste delicious!. Here is how I do it.
4 thin pieces of chicken breast
2 cups of Marinara sauce (I love the tomato sweet basil kind)
1/2 an onion finely chopped and 2 cloves of garlic minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/8 of a teaspoon dried basil
1/8 of a teaspoon dried leaf parsley
4 slices of fresh mozzarella
1/3 of a red bell pepper
1/3 of a cup of Parmesan cheese
Bread of your choice (I like Cuban bread), salt and pepper to taste
The first thing you want to do is pre-heat your oven to 350. Sprinkle a bit of the abodo powder on each side of the breasts and set aside. I make my own adobo and put it in this container, but of course you can buy it as is. See my all natural DIY abodo recipe here.
At medium heat, pour 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and start sauteing the garlic, red pepper and the onions. Stir until the onions are translucent.
Add the parsley, the basil and the sauce. Stir for a few seconds, turn the heat to low and bring to a boil covered. You can add salt and pepper to taste. Leave it for about 7 minutes and then turn the heat off and set aside
In a separate pan, at medium heat, add the remaining olive oil and then the breasts. Give the breasts about 3 minutes per side, they will not be fully cooked, but that is ok, since they will finish cooking in the oven
Line a baking pan with foil paper and with a non-stick spray, spray the pan. I like using foil paper for easy clean up
Place the breasts inside the baking dish and pour sauce on each. You can also pour sauce on the bottom instead of the non-stick spray
Add the cheeses and into the oven, uncovered for about 15 to 20 minutes. Take them out and let them rest for about 3 minutes so all the juices from the breasts can release. Cut the bread and place each breast on the bread
.. and this is final result, look at this delicious beauty without the breading that it’s really not needed, it does not compromise the flavor of this dish and most important, the extra calories we don’t need.
Thank you all for stopping by!