Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Garlic Bread
This is my very favorite thing to make and has been for years! I love Chicken Parmigiana so everytime I see any variation I always have to try it! This is the perfect thing to make and eat while watching a movie for a simple date night!
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups flour
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups seasoned breadcrumb
1 cup oil, for frying
1 large baguette
10 slices mozzarella cheese
⅓ cup butter, melted
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Slice the chicken breast into ½ inch (1 ¼ cm) thick strips.
Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into 3 separate bowls.
Roll a chicken strip in the flour, dusting off excess. Dip the strip into the egg, then place into the bread crumbs, coating it completely.
Repeat with the remaining chicken.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat to 350˚F (180˚C).
Preheat oven to 350°F (180˚C).
Fry the breaded chicken strips until both sides are golden brown.
Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel.
Slice the baguette into thirds or fourths (each baguette piece should be roughly the same length of the fried chicken strips).
Hollow out the insides of the baguette pieces with a knife.
Lay two slices of mozzarella on top of each other with a 1 inch (2 ½ cm) overlap. Place a chicken strip on the overlapping region, then fold the mozzarella tightly around the chicken.
Push the rolled chicken strips into a baguette piece.
Slice the stuffed baguette pieces into 1 inch (2 ½ cm) slices, then place them tightly side-by-side on a baking sheet lined with foil.
In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for garlic butter.
Brush the garlic butter evenly over the baguette slices, making sure some drips in between the slices.
Wrap the foil over the re-assembled baguette and bake for 20–25 minutes, until cheese is melted and the top is starting to brown.
Remove the foil and serve with marinara!