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Cheesy Chicken Pizzaiola Sandwiches

We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to make it.  A friend from an online community shared this recipe with me.  I didn't have any cooked chicken around, so I boiled my chicken in stock/water to cover for about 30 mins and then shredded it.     Even my son ate half a good-sized sandwich, and normally it's a fight to get him to eat anything with sauce on it.   

My only mistake was trying to save myself some calories and I put it on light hamburger rolls.   Definitely not hearty enough to stand up to this meal!     This would be great open faced on Texas toast, in sub rolls, or even without bread at all!   My husband described it as pulled chicken parm on a roll    :)


Cheesy Chicken Pizzaiola Sandwiches

Cheesy Chicken Pizzaiola Sandwiches
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 1/4lb boneless skinless chicken breast -- cooked & shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion -- finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves -- minced
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 hoagie rolls -- split & toasted
  • Shredded mozzarella & shredded three cheese blend
  • 16 spinach leaves -- fresh


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in oil until soft but not browned. Add tomato sauce, wine, oregano and basil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes, adding more to taste, if you wish.
  2. Lower heat and simmer mixture for 30 minutes. Add garlic powder and shredded, cooked chicken to the tomato sauce; simmer together for 15 to 60 minutes, as desired (cover mixture if it begins to become too thick).
  3. Spoon the chicken mixture on 4 toasted hoagie roll bottoms and place cheese on the top portion of each sandwich.
  4. Place open-faced sandwiches on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven until cheese melts (or broil if you like browned cheese).
  5. Place 4 spinach leaves on each sandwich, put together, and serve hot.
  6. Notes: Prepare the chicken mixture a day ahead and put the sandwiches together quickly the next day for a quick supper. The spinach adds a little crunch and extra nutrients.


Source: Linda, TOHBB

pulled chicken, sandwich
Lunch, Main dishes, Sandwiches



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