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Chicken Parmigiano Open-Faced Sandwiches

Points® value
Total Time
28 min
10 min
18 min
Imagine tender chicken breast coated with crisp Italian-style bread crumbs, covered with a blanket of tomato sauce, and topped with creamy, gooey mozzarella—all in a lighter format. Thanks to the air fryer, our rendition of chicken Parmesan is as quick and healthy as it is tasty.


Red wine vinegar

4 tsp(s)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)


1 tbsp(s)


1 clove(s), large, crushed through a garlic press

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Dried oregano

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Seasoned breadcrumbs

6 tbsp(s)

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), 4 (1/4 - pound) cutlets

Store-bought marinara sauce

½ cup(s), low fat

Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

¼ cup(s)

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

Whole wheat bread

4 oz, 1-ounce slices, country style, lightly toasted


½ cup(s), baby variety, lightly packed


  1. Whisk together vinegar, oil, water, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper in large shallow bowl. Spread bread crumbs on sheet of wax paper. Dip one chicken breast in dressing, turning to coat; lightly coat on both sides with crumbs. Repeat with remaining chicken. Lightly spray chicken with nonstick spray.
  2. Depending on air fryer settings, preheat to 360°F or 370°F for 3 minutes. Spray basket with nonstick spray and add 2 chicken cutlets. Air fry until golden and crisp, 4–5 minutes. Lift out basket. Turn chicken over; spread 2 tablespoons marinara sauce on each cutlet. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan.
  3. Air fry until chicken is cooked through and crisp and mozzarella is melted, 2–3 minutes. Keep warm. Air fry remaining cutlets with remaining marinara, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  4. Place a few arugula leaves on each slice of toast and top each with chicken breast. Serve warm.
  5. Serving size: 1 sandwich