“I grew up in a family with two incredible cooks as parents – many of my best memories from childhood were at the dinner table with my family, sharing delicious meals together. It shaped me into who I am today and sharing experiences around food was (and is) a significant part of my identity… My goal is to communicate this through the recipes I share. The recipe I shared here today is one of my first recipes that found traction throughout social media – and I’ve had countless people share that it has become a staple in their diet. The beauty of it is it combines everything I value when it comes to a recipe: it takes less than 20 minutes to make, is absolutely delicious, and is high in protein, while being much lower in calories than your typical chicken parmesan recipe. It’s something you could have every day if you wanted to. Good food is for everybody. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I and many others have so far!” – Tom Walsh
“Lazy” Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
2 English muffins (I recommend Whole Foods brand)
Marinara of choice
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Seasonings: Salt, garlic, onion, paprika, ground rosemary, oregano
Fresh grated mozzarella
Fresh grated parmigiano reggiano
Lightly coat each side of chicken thighs with salt, garlic, onion, paprika, ground rosemary and oregano. Add to air fryer* at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, flip halfway. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also broil in the oven at the same temp, and if your broiler only sets to high/low, then bake at the same temp.
Split English muffins, place on a baking sheet, and spoon marinara sauce on each half until covered. Broil (or bake) at 450 for 8 minutes.
Once chicken thighs are done cooking, cover both pieces with fresh grated mozzarella, and top with some fresh grated parmesan. Add to the oven and broil at 450 until cheese is melted and lightly browning on the edges (~3 minutes).
Remove from oven and assemble sandwiches. Enjoy!
See a video of this recipe being made: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRQ8xXJFgQ/
Each sandwich contains 42g Protein and only 13g Fat
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