Lazy Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Lazy Chicken Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Main Dish Sandwiches Grilled Cheese

Wanted to eat a chicken Parmesan sub but didn't feel like spending the time cooking and breading chicken. So I opted to cut corners using frozen chicken patties and pre-prepared ingredients to make my life easier. Picked up the sub rolls and couldn't justify eating that many calories, so opted instead for sliced Italian bread and thin-sliced cheese. Turned out so surprisingly good, I thought I'd share. Enjoy!

Servings per recipe: 2
Calories per serving: 752
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 2 frozen breaded chicken patties (such as Tyson®)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic butter, or to taste
  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste
  • 6 thin slices provolone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1   Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place chicken patties on a baking sheet.
  • 2   Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and crispy, about 20 minutes. Cut chicken patties in half lengthwise.
  • 3   Spread garlic butter onto 1 side of each bread slice.
  • 4   Mix marinara sauce, basil, and garlic salt together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until warmed, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir.
  • 5   Place 1 bread slice, butter-side down, into a skillet; top with 2 slices provolone cheese, 1 tablespoon marinara sauce, 2 chicken patty halves, overlapped to cover bread, 2 tablespoons marinara sauce, 1 slice provolone cheese, and bread, butter-side up. Cook over medium heat until bread is crisp and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • 6   Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over remaining marinara sauce and serve alongside each sandwich.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 45.3g 70%
    Saturated Fat 21.0g  
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 1993mg 80%
Potassium 717mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 50.2g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Protein 34.7g 69%
Sugars 12g  
Vitamin A 1498IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 560mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 16mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 70mg  
Folate 107mcg