Chicken Parmesan Panini

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  • Published Jul 28th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings4
  • Calories646
Crispy pan-fried chicken cutlets are sandwiched between thick slices of crusty bread with mozzarella cheese and traditional tomato sauce, then toasted in a panini press.

Chicken Parmesan Panini Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Chicken Parmesan Panini for 4 servings:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 small chicken cutlets*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 8 thick slices artisanal-style bread
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar RAGÚ® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce

Chicken Parmesan Panini Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In25m

To cook Chicken Parmesan Panini, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Chicken Parmesan Panini is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Chicken Parmesan Panini within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Chicken Parmesan Panini easily:

  1. 1 Mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Place beaten egg in another bowl. Mix together panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a third shallow bowl.
  2. 2 Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, coating both sides; shake off the extra. Dip chicken in beaten egg, and then press into the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat well on both sides. Set on a plate.
  3. 3 Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Pan fry chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. 4 Place chicken on slices of bread. Spread about 1/4 cup of Ragu(R) Old World Style(R) Traditional Sauce over each piece of chicken. Top with a slice of cheese and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Top with the remaining slices of bread. Heat in a panini press or in a large skillet until the cheese is melted. Heat remaining sauce for dipping.


  • *Substitution: You can use 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin in place of chicken cutlets.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 646 calories; 24.3 grams of fat; 68.5 grams of carbohydrates; 42.6 grams of protein; 125 milligrams of cholesterol; 1792 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 1st 2018

    This is now my go-to crusted chicken recipe, whether I’m putting them in Paninis or not. Great recipe!

  2. Jan 11th 2017

    Yummy and easy to make!

  3. Jan 15th 2016

    it was really good , will make again

  4. Jun 15th 2014

    Awesome! I did use some leftover chicken parmesan that I had on hand, but followed the rest as stated. We really loved the crunch of the bread w/ the cheesy, saucy yummy chicken inside. This ...