Get ready to have your culinary world rocked with these awesome chicken parm sandwiches. Olive oil crispy chicken cutlets are joined with oodles of mozzarella, tomato sauce, and a quick and tasty pesto.
The crispy chicken is breaded in a well-seasoned combination of flour, salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, panko bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese before being pan-fried in mild-intensity extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil works very well with high-heat cooking, able to withstand temperatures of 400°F, well within the parameters of pan frying (where the oil should maintain a temperature of 325 – 350°F). The quick pesto sauce still uses all the same fresh ingredients as a traditional pesto, just made in half the time. The pine nuts and garlic cloves are pan-toasted to infuse the sauce with flavor, as are the fresh basil leaves and medium-intensity extra virgin olive oil.