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Chicken Parmesan Patty Melts

 Chicken Parmesan Patty Melts
I came up with this dish to re-create the comforting flavors of a restaurant-style sandwich. Now it's my husband's favorite dinner. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons
  • marinara sauce, pepper and salt. Crumble chicken over mixture and
  • mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 in. from
  • the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads
  • 165° and juices run clear.
  • Top with remaining marinara, the mozzarella and remaining Parmesan.
  • Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted. Top each roll
  • half with a patty. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 420 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 658 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.