This has almost the same calorie, sodium, and cholesterol count as a Quarter Pounder with cheese. It might taste better, but it's hardly any healthier. Come on Eating 'well' - you can do better than this.
Chicken Parmesan Sub
From EatingWell: December 2006
You may disagree on whether the chicken parm sandwich should be known as a “sub,” “hoagie” or “grinder,” but who doesn't love this neighborhood-deli classic? We've added some spinach and done away with all the greasy breading to make it more healthy. Make it a meal: The sandwich is filling and complete on its own, but add some crunch with carrots, celery and cucumbers on the side.
15 Reviews for Chicken Parmesan Sub
I came to this site specifically to find low sodium recipes, sandwiches in particular this time and the site brought me to this recipe. If you are getting almost 900mg sodium in one sitting...it is not low sodium.
I thought the idea of a chicken parm sub with spinach was great, but I was very disappointed with the flavor. The first time I made it, he chicken and the spinach were very bland and the marinara sauce (Bertolli) made the sandwich watery. I revamped the recipe by reducing the marinara with1/4 cup red wine, sauteed garlic and onions, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Italian seasonings. I also brined the chicken for 30 minutes, then rinsed it and added a little more kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, and Italian seasoning. After dredging it I pan fried it in about 1/2 cup EVOO and 2 tbsp butter. I know that's not quite as healthy, but I blotted the chicken with paper towel after cooking it. Finally, I kicked up the spinach by cooking it chicken soup base and then draining off the excess liquid. The second time around it tasted WAY better.
Everyone went back for seconds.
Recipe was awesome! I did add some diced onion to the spinach. I added a bit of Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and instead of plain salt I added celery salt After dredging it thru the flour mix I put the chicken in the pan (all 4 at once) I added more onion and minced garlic. After that I baked as directed and it was scrumptious. For my boys (ages 1.5 and 9) I skipped the spinach on their chicken and served in over noodles. Both enjoyed the meal as much as Mommy and Daddy enjoyed their sandwiches!