Breaded Chicken Marinara Sandwich Recipe
Re-love those leftovers!
Ever make one too many chicken fingers or fish fillets? Odds are that every week you have leftovers that you scratch your head on how to use them. Well, look no more!
Dempster’s to the rescue.
This week, I made one too many chicken fingers for the girls for dinner and I put the chicken fingers in the fridge in hopes of using them again. The only problem is that I only had a few left and if one Princess has something, the other one MUST have it. So, to avoid that dilemma–I decided to give those chicken fingers a little lovin’ by putting them in between two slices of 100% Whole Wheat Dempster’s Bread.
I decided to make a Breaded Chicken Marinara Sandwich that was smothered in delicious marinara and Colby Jack cheese, it was a super quick and easy! It literally took me 5 minutes to make and I got praised for my creativity.
Things You Will Need:
- 2 slices of 100% Dempster’s Whole Wheat Bread
- 3 leftover pieces of chicken fingers
- 3 tsp. of marinara sauce
- 1/4 cup of your favorite cheese or to taste
- 1 side of pickles (optional)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Pick Your Favorite Dempster’s Bread!
First thing is first, you have to choose your favorite type of Dempster’s bread. Whether it’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread or White Bread, it’s entirely up to you. If you want to see more delicious leftover recipes, you can try the Chicken Fiesta Sandwich, Meatball Marinara Sandwich and the Fish-Wich. But, if you’re a sucker for breaded chicken, you’re gonna love this delicious sandwich!
Top That Bread!
Get your chicken fingers out of the fridge and lay them on top of one slice of Dempster’s, don’t reheat them just prepare it cold. Add your favorite marinara sauce and apply generously onto the chicken fingers.
Sprinkle That Cheese!
Make sure that when you top it with marinara that you generously top it on top of the fingers only, they can absorb the sauce well and it makes for a less messy sandwich. If you apply it carefully, you won’t have a mess at all. This sandwich came out perfect if I say so myself. Now, get out your favorite cheese and top the chicken marinara to taste. I opted for Colby Jack since this is Hubby’s favorite cheese but, swiss or mozzarella would work great too!
You can pair it with a side of pickles or a fresh salad of your choice and make it a nice hearty lunch!
Well, guess what?
Now, it’s your turn to create masterpieces and re-invent the sandwich with yesterday’s leftovers into your new favorite sandwiches! Dempster’s is giving one lucky Whispered Inspirations reader 10 free product coupons for any bread product from Dempster’s! This is the perfect chance to stock up your shelves with Dempster’s or their sister products as well. For more information, you can visit Dempster’s, here.
If you had to make a sandwich using just leftovers, what would you make?
Let me know, til next time–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
Sandwiched made of leftovers are great! I posted about my fish sandwich….now I just want to make too much fish again so I can have sandwiches for leftovers LOL!
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Maybe a meatball sandwich with melted cheese! YUMMY!
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Whenever I make a sandwich with leftovers its a hot chicken or a hot turkey sandwich.
One can never have too many recipes for using up the left overs! Thanks for sharing!!
Yesterday I made hubs a leftover BBQ chicken, bacon, mayo and dijon sammy. He loved it! Would usually add veg too (e.g. lettuce, tomato, cucumber) but we were out. (He was probably happier that way. 😉
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Oh, I think i would make the same thing as you. Just add some parmesan and you have a chicken parm. sandwhich!
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I love a turkey and dressing sandwich after the holidays, with lots of mayo!
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That looks absolutely delish Nancy. How creative of you! I wonder if my kids would enjoy that sandwich…maybe I'll give it a try on Monday when they are home because of the strike.
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Spaghetti sandwiches are a hit in our house!
I love making sandwiches with left over chicken fingers! We did that earlier this week as well, but I never thought of adding the marina sauce, must try it with that soon!
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I would make a turrkey and stuffing sandwich!
I would make a BBQ chicken sandwich.
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I'd love to try the Meatball Marinara.
We love club sandwiches, so that's usually what we try to make with leftovers! So yummy and we ALWAYS use Dempsters bread 🙂
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I would use leftover chicken
Forgot to say I would make Chicken salad sandwiches with the leftover chicken
if you eat too much chicken leftovers you get the bang bang with the gas
BBQ chicken. Yum!
I was thinking maybe left over kraft dinner.. fry it up.,…MMMMmmm
Chicken salad sandwiches made from leftover rotisserie chicken, mmmmm so good!
I love to make a Tuna sandwich with Dempster Bread. With Mayo and spices. Also lettuce and shredded Mozzarillo cheese.
I am awaiting a killer leftover turkey sandwich. Open face with gravy or straight up with mayo and cranberry sauce. Both are are just as good as first time around turkey dinner!
Leftover roastbeef slices, dijon and pickles.
Left over Chili with cheese sandwiches !
Beef rind dempsters sandwich Haha!! 🙂
I would use leftover ham to make mini-ham and cheese melts.
I would make a chicken salad sandwich.
I would make Sloppy Joe pita pocket with my leftovers.
I would also use leftover chicken, it seems a favourite.
Oh, jeeeez! Nancy, this post has me wanting some of that Chicken Marinara! We use leftovers for sandwiches the next day too. Love chicken salad sandwiches or roast beef sandwiches. Yum.
HHhmmmm, jerk chicken with pepper jack cheese melted on and tomato and lettuce added. Yummy
hot turkey sandwiches on dempsters bread and gravy poured all over the top YUM
I would use chicken breast with Vidalia Onion dressing
I like making chicken sandwiches using leftovers.
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I would use leftover chicken along with some spicy mayo to make a sandwich.
I love to make chicken salad with chicken leftovers
Leftover hot chicken sandwiches, cover bread w/ leftover chicken heat, pour hot gravy on top add a spoonful of peas, salt&pepper, Voila 🙂
i'd just add some egg and cheese to it
Open face turkey and gravy! 🙂
my all time fav is turkey sandwich
I love using Pesto. Even sundried tomatoe pesto and cheese on turkey.
I would use leftover steak or roast beef to make a philly.
turkey and cranberry sauce
Would pick leftover Mac n Cheese with more cheese!
chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce and some lettuce to keep the bread from getting soggy
I'd use leftover turkey or chicken and then add fresh crunchy lettuce and might mayo
I would make a leftover turkey BLT sandwich.
I've made these before! We call it a nugget sandwich, since we make them with leftover chicken nuggets.
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Alos I would use grilled veggies 🙂
Whenever I have left over turkey I make club house sandwiches.
Left over stuffing, chicken/turkey and gravey – mix the meat into the stuffing, heat, slap it on some bread and top with gravy – yum!
I would make a chicken salad sandwich made of leftover chicken mixed with mayonnaise and sliced grapes and and sliced peppers and crumbled bacon and sharp cheddar on top
spaghetti sandwich …dont hate that , cause its good
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meatball sandwiches, turkey sandwiches mmmm ham sandwiches….
I like to make sandwiches with leftover Halibut, Miracle Whip, green onions, and left over bacon if there is any. And of course lettuce, pickles
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I would use the leftover beef stirfry.
Love leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce as the spread. @cathyincanada
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I love a good meatloaf sandwich. Just add dempsters bread, a little mayo and some cheese and meatloaf. Maybe lettuce and tomato if I feel the need for veggies.
Tonight actually we bought a pre-cooked chicken took the leftovers blended them to a crumble added some mayo and used the Dempsters Farmhouse bread for a fabulous chicken sandwhich tomorrow 🙂
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I would make a Roast Beef Sandwich.
The Barbeque Chicken Sandwich would be a great way to use chicken leftovers.
I would make a meatloaf sandwich
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love left over turkey sandwiches
I'd make cold crockpot roast beef, horseradish, mayo, mustard and jarlsberg cheese on a Dempster's bun.
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You can also make it a grilled sandwich by adding the mayo after grilling it-you could also add a small amount of zesty italian dressing for some zing.