*By Suzie “Saucy Mama” Barhyte- Original Recipe!*
Well, I fully intended to post this recipe last Friday before the OSU game, but it didn’t come together as planned. Had to run to the pharmacy instead to get a new prescription for Jan, who just can’t seem to kick this cold. Now that he’s more on the mend, though, I wanted to get this out there. Lots of reasons for gatherings in the next few weeks with Halloween, election night, you name it. This would be a great meal for your small crowd. Enjoy!
Feed the Crowd Parmesan Chicken Sandwich
2 pounds chicken tenders
1 bottle Parmesan Garlic Tailgate Wing Sauce
1 cup pesto (homemade or your favorite from the store) – Depending on the size of your bread loaf, you may need more
1 loaf Italian Bread
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated parmesan
1 jar sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
Place chicken tenders in a one-gallon Zip Lock bag. Pour in Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce. Coat chicken thoroughly. Allow to marinate for at least two hours or up to 24 hours. (Shortcut tip: I quite often buy frozen tenders in a zip bag, pour the wing sauce in that bag and put in the frig to thaw.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the marinated chicken and marinade in a large baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. I also do this step at our tailgaters and put the chicken in an aluminum baking pan over a medium hot covered grill.
Mix grated cheeses. Cut Italian bread in half horizontally. Spread each half with pesto. Place the hot chicken on bottom half of bread. Sprinkle chicken with the cheeses. Top cheese with sundried tomatoes. Place top half of loaf on the sandwich and cut into serving size portions.