Recipe Review

Peyton Manning’s Recipe for the “Ultimate” Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Just May Be the Best Out There

published Jan 15, 2023
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DENVER, COLORADO - OCTOBER 31: Peyton Manning looks on during a Ring of Honor induction ceremony at halftime of the game between the Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on October 31, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Known as being one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Petyon Manning — two-time Super Bowl champ and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee — has gone from throwing touchdowns on the field to cooking up plays in the kitchen.

Of course, you may think he’s coming in hot with the perfect appetizer for game day, but the “play” that the “The Sheriff” is running is actually his own rendition of the chicken Parmesan sandwich.

In recent years, you may recall his many cameos in the Nationwide Insurance commercials where he famously sang the jingle, “Chicken Parm, you taste so good.” Now, Manning has taken that jingle and his love for chicken Parmesan and spun them into a new business venture: a western-styled restaurant, Saloon 16. And as no surprise, the Knoxville, Tennessee-based location has a signature item named “Peyton’s chicken Parm sandwich.”

Quoted by Manning as being “the perfect blend of all things,” the star said that all you need is a “quality sub with a bit of crunch and a strong chicken-to-sauce-to-cheese ratio” to make it its best. Not sure what the latter consists of? Luckily, the recipe is now available for all to enjoy at home. And, it’s easier to make than you think.

The ingredient list — which boasts pantry and fridge staples like olive oil, minced garlic, kosher salt, onions, pepper, eggs, panko, flour, dried basil, mozzarella, chicken breasts, and a can of whole tomatoes — makes this dish even more appealing, as you won’t have to put in much work to get it done. And while the total time to make the meal (including prep time and cooking your chicken) comes in right under an hour, you’ll find yourself wanting to make this “ultimate” sandwich more times than you can count.

To get in the chicken Parm game and try you luck at quarterbacking your own “Peyton’s chicken Parm sandwich,” you can get the full recipe here.

To continue calling the shots, I recommend checking out Chef Gordon Ramsey’s tricks to really make your chicken Parmesan stand out. Or, if you’re seeking an alternative that still satisfies your chicken sandwich craving, call an audible and give this grilled chicken sandwich a shot.