Colin Quinn & Nick Di Paolo Make Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches: Something's Burning

September 02, 2019

Bert is back in New York with comedy legends Colin Quinn & Nick Di Paolo. Colin and Nick reminisce about the Tough Crowd days while Bert attempts to make chicken parmesan sandwiches. Follow along with the recipe below!


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, turkey or pork cutlets (or use chicken thighs for even more flavor)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 cups panko bread crumbs, as needed
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Black pepper, as needed
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 5 cups Simple Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • ½ pound fresh mozzarella, torn into bite-sized pieces


  • Place cutlets between two pieces of parchment or plastic wrap. Pound to 1/4 -in-thick slices with rolling pin.
  • Pour enough oil into a heavy large saucepan to reach the depth of 3 inches. Heat over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Breading station - three dishes- 3 eggs, 3 cups panko, and ½ cup flour. FLour -> Eggs -> Panko
  • When oil is hot, fry cutlets in batches, turning halfway through, until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Use preheated tomato sauce
  • When chicken is 165 degrees F, remove from pan and let sit on plate to dry.

Put chicken on bread, layer with tomato sauce and cheese

  • Broil until cheese is browned.

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