Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This classic cheesy recipe gets the Good Food makeover, resulting in a hearty yet healthy dish great for sharing with your mates

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
327
protein
33g
carbs
22g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
1.31g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large, skinless chicken breasts, halved through the middle
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 75g Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • half a 690ml jar passata
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • half a 125g ball light mozzarella, torn

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Method

  1. Place the chicken breasts between cling film sheets and bash out with a rolling pin until they are the thickness of a £1 coin. Dip in the egg, then breadcrumbs, mixed with half the Parmesan. Set aside on a plate in the fridge while you make the sauce.
  2. Heat oil and cook garlic for 1 min, then tip in passata, sugar and oregano. Season and simmer for 5-10 mins.
  3. Heat grill to High and cook the chicken for 5 mins each side, then remove. Pour the tomato sauce into a shallow ovenproof dish and top with the chicken. Scatter over the mozzarella and remaining Parmesan and grill for 3-4 mins until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling. Serve with vegetables or salad and some pasta or potatoes, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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Incyb3's picture
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Added a tin of chopped tomatoes to the passata, as well as basil. Next time I'll add chillis to make it more of an arrabiata sauce. Did it in the oven instead of under the grill and it was fine

ninnoc's picture
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This is great and it makes not very much chicken go very far.
I'd say it needs more sauce though - I used 500 ml and that was by far not enough, especially if you want to eat it with pasta or so, so I'd use double next time.

dragonma5306's picture

Quick, easy and delicious! I used two quite large chicken breasts and they really do go so much further when you have bashed them out: there was enough to feed 5 generously. There wasn't quite enough sauce however; I used all of a 500ml tub of passata (didn't want to waste any) and that still wasn't enough (probably because there was so much chicken) so next time I will use double (ie, 700ml). I also used the whole of the mozzarella ball so not so healthy but definitely delicious! Served with pasta.

hannahjd81's picture

Made this a few times now, a bit fiddly but its delicious and no one believes its low calorie!

dukeofyork's picture
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Love this recipe. Went down a treat. Will be making again and again. Really tasty and so simple to make

hannahrook's picture
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Absolutely delicious, made this last night for hubby, myself and a friend. Chicken was perfectly cooked and the tomato sauce lovely and rich. Served with new potatoes, baby corn and tenderstem broccoli. It is a bit fiddly to prepare and takes longer than it states but definitely worth it. I prepared the chicken and put in the fridge and made the tomato sauce earlier in the day so that when it was dinner time all I had to do was grill the chicken, re-heat the sauce and put it all together. Will be making again.

jgallimore's picture
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After always making the same dishes over and over I came across this so decided to make it. It's so easy to make and everyone loved it - even my elderly mother who doesn't really venture much when it comes to food Will definitely add this to the repertoire!!

wendy_darling's picture

Really delicious. I used the whole mozzarella and a chicken breast each. Fussy DD loved it and has asked for the sauce to be used with other dishes. Served with pasta for DD and salad for DH and I. Both of them hate Parmesan, so shhhhh. Not too sure why but it did take longer than I thought and it did generate a lot of washing up. Will definitely make it again. I think the idea of prepping in advance then finishing later is a good one, plenty of time to clear up in between!

cheekydee's picture
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Chicken breasts were fileted nice & thin so I didnt have to bash them! Used a tomato & basil sauce instead of passata, and used breadcrumbs with garlic & parsley (purchased in a spanish supermarket). Was absolutely delicious & will definitely be making this again!

cheekydee's picture
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Chicken breasts were fileted nice & thin so I didnt have to bash them! Used a tomato & basil sauce instead of passata, and used breadcrumbs with garlic & parsley (purchased in a spanish supermarket). Was absolutely delicious & will definitely be making this again!

andreamferns's picture
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Delicious...fiddly, but worth the effort

robynlouise1710's picture
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I was sceptical about this but it was absolutely gorgeous! It was a big hit with my 2 year old daughter! I served it with spaghetti & salad!

mandaljoyce's picture
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I love this recipe and so does the rest of the family. I use gluten free bread for the breadcrumbs and it still works perfectly.

mandaljoyce's picture
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I love this recipe and so does the rest of the family. I use gluten free bread for the breadcrumbs and it still works perfectly.

dottie69's picture

Thought this was delicious ! Served it with brown pasta and a side salad, worked very well. Will be making it again!!

kat9893's picture
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Yummy! great with spaghetti and mixed veg! I used cheddar instead of mozzarella but was still great!

dvkoleva's picture
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Really tasty, we loved it. The only thing I would change is to add more flavours to the passata (more oregano, more garlic and some basil). It was quite fiddly and took longer than 15min to prep. I would definitely make it again, on the weekend when I've got a bit more time.

dal12blue's picture
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Great, simple recipie. I added sliced chestnut mushrooms to the sauce and fresh basil rather than oregano.
Lovely!

hanwilson's picture

Added shallots & peppers (all finely chopped) to garlic at the start to make the sauce a hidden veg fest for the picky children! Served with pasta as the sauce is perfect!

clm2071's picture
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Used a full ball of mozzarella, added an extra clove of garlic. The result was a hit with the whole family . Super quick, super easy and super tasty!

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