This recipe is a Rachael Ray recipe. I know people either love her or hate her; I happen to like her. I like her recipes more- a lot of them are supereasy and supersimple and can be made when you don’t have a lot of time, and believe it or not, I don’t usually.
My family loves these. I do too, although I tend to change it up and-due to my love of anything hot& spicy- I sometimes omit the tomatoes when putting the chicken on the roll, smother it with Tabasco, and then smother it with mozzarella. Mmmm, classy huh? I don’t care I love it. But thats just me. So really, the recipe is an outline. You could use provolone if you wanted, or doctor up the tomato “sauce” to fit your likes. You could even use regular tomato sauce for people who don’t like tomato chunks *cough*Jay*cough*… Basically this is a no-brainer. You don’t even NEED a recipe for this. Its chicken parm subs, how easy is that? A trained monkey could make this. God… I wish I had a trained monkey to make this for me. I’dhave one right now…
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
- One 26-ounce box chopped tomatoes
- Salt and pepper
- Crushed red pepper & Oregano
- 4 thin chicken cutlets
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- Two 6-inch firm-textured hoagie rolls, split
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add 3 garlic cloves and fry until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season the sauce to taste with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and oregano. Add the chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Spread a little butter on each hoagie roll half, place cut side up on a small baking sheet and broil until golden and crunchy, about 3 minutes. Gently rub with the remaining garlic clove and set aside.
3. Distribute half of the mozzarella on the roll halves. Arrange the chicken and some sauce over the cheese and then top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle a bit of oregano on top and serve immediately.
These would probably be great for kids too. Its a messy food, and kids LOVE messy foods.