Feed a crowd or just a huge appetite with these quick and easy Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches! Crispy chicken is layered on a soft, chewy ciabatta roll slathered with pesto mayonnaise then topped with roasted peppers and sautéed broccoli rabe. This is a bite of Italian flavors you won’t want to miss!
It’s finally football season and I have a little confession….I’m not a big football fan. In fact, I’ve been known to fall asleep while everyone else is cheering and screaming at the television around me….like dead asleep. The sound of a football game just makes me soooooo sleepy! But that doesn’t mean I’ll ever turn down a good tailgating party because….HELLO….the food! Don’t you agree that the food is the best part of football season? And it gives you a chance to chow down on things you wouldn’t usually eat on a normal day….like a fully loaded Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich. This thing is pretty epic as far as sandwiches go, packed full of so much flavor it’s literally bursting out the seams!
I’m a huge cheerleader for BIG sandwiches! And not just a big sandwich for one….I like to make one GIANT sandwich to serve at tailgates and fall parties because it’s so much EASIER to serve than making a bunch of tiny sandwiches. My love of the big sandwich started with this Pressed Italian Picnic Sandwich inspired by the classic Italian Hoagie I love at the deli down the street. It just gets better the longer it sits at the bottom of the cooler and this this Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich recipe is pretty much the same deal. It all starts with a large, looooong ciabatta roll. You can use whatever long roll you’d like but this one was almost two feet in length making it so serious in it’s epic-ness.
Then, I mixed together a bit of store bought pesto with mayonnaise to create a spread that you’re going to want to put on everything. Spread ALL of it on both sides of the roll then let the sandwich building begin. Top the spread with a layer of provolone cheese, I like mine sharp but you can use mild or a little of both to make all your guests happy. Then I made a bunch of my favorite Parmesan Crusted Chicken Cutlets and arranged them on top of the cheese, THEN blanket with roasted red peppers and sautéed broccoli rabe.
Top your sandwich with it’s lid and slice into single serve sizes…..how big or how small is totally up to you but I always keep them about 2 to 3 inches wide and then one that’s twice that size just for myself. Because I need a reward for all my hard work…right?
Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches
- 4 Parmesan Crusted Chicken Cutlets
- 1 pound broccoli rabe, chopped into 2 inch long pieces
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons pesto
- 6-8 slices provolone cheese
- 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
- 1 loaf ciabatta bread, cut in half lengthwise
For the full recipe instructions visit RecipeGirl.com
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 513kcal Calories from fat 324|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 36g||55%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|