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

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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kerri-anneh's picture
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Really delicious! Pretty simple to make but very tasty. I served it with pasta, salad and garlic bread. Will defo make again :o)

duggy96's picture
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Full of flavour, will be cooking this again soon :-)

chickenofpie's picture
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Delicious! A really good dish. Served it with courgettes and rustic potatoes (chop up white potatoes into small cubes place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and dried mixed herbs then cook for about 25 mins) Will definitely use this recipe again.

cc-offe's picture
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I really don't understand how people thought it was fiddly or that the prep took a while, it was very simple and quick to make.
It tasted gorgeous, I forgot to add any parmesan and used a full mozzarella ball and like another poster said my kids thought it tasted just like pizza. I served it with baby potatoes and green beans, I wasn't sure how the baby potatoes would go with it but they were fab, definitely a keeper!

secrisp's picture
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This was delicious! 2 chicken breasts with sides is plenty to feed 3. Made some minor alterations which worked well; used passata with chilli and bashed the chicken to about 0.5cm so thicker than suggested which resulted in a good texture. I used a full ball of mozerella instead of 1/2 and this was a bit much by my standards but my boyfriend disagreed! I served it with herby roast potatoes and broccoli. Will definately make again.

clairet71's picture
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Eureka !!!! A dinner that everybody likes!

angiepix's picture
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Does what it says on the tin! Absolutely fabulous meal and so easy. Will deffo have again, hubby loved it !

jolsmith111's picture
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This recipe is lovely! I didn't like the sound of bashing the chicken so just left chicken breasts as they come. Couldn't get fresh breadcrumbs so used dried ones instead. Added shallots to sauce. It went down a treat for me and my boyfriend. There was only enough for 2 of us though!!

badactress66's picture
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We love this. It's eaten a lot here and my kids love it. I serve it with linguine.

amymolesworth's picture
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Yum yum, and also got the thumbs up from super health driven fuss pot family member. I doubled the chicken and still enough egg and breadcrumbs but worth doubling the sauce next time.

kgrattan32232's picture
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Left out the mozzarella as not everybody likes this all like this. It has now become one of my staples. Tried serving it with pasta and rice and both work well

emmaw26's picture
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We really liked the flavours of this! Didnt think it would taste of much but the passata gave it a lovely flavour and we added extra herbs and garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar as someone else had suggested. I had to use 2 normal sized chicken breasts for 2 of us as the other half has a hearty appitite especially after rugby training and a chicken breast between us would not have been enough! Served with brown rice and veg. I think I would possibly add a tin of chopped tomatoes to the sauce next time as there wasnt really enough, but the passata has a strong flavour so you cant use too much of it. I will definitely make again though!

lauramargaret's picture

Really simple and delicious recipe, I served it with gnocchi and it went down well!!

tipsy1's picture

I have also done this dish with turkey steaks and it works well. I popped mine into the oven for 20 mins instead of grilling and also added more fresh herbs to increase the flavour. Very tasty and easy.

kylah16's picture
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Cooked this tonight with some linguine pasta and it tasted lovely. A few things though, I also added the whole pack of mozzarella. I would also add extra passata to make more sauce and some extra seasoning as it was a bit bland otherwise those who like a kick in their food may not like this.
I'd definitely make this again.

lukesuth's picture
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Nice dish, could do with a little chilli to warm up the sauce!

tincrystal's picture
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I thoroughly enjoyed this dish and served it with a large green salad. I would perhaps season the breadcrumbs a little more as my brand of Parmesan was not salty enough but it was still delicious.

mothernature's picture

Just cooked this 2nite and it's fab!!!! The whole family loved it, the only change I would make is more sauce, but that's only because it's so scrummy. Cooked it with pasta and it has become the new family favourite!! Thank u :)

beckymillar's picture
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This was a hit with the kids, served it with salad and homemade spicy wedges. Have been asked to make again asap!

annaberty's picture
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Loved this! Delicious and grilling makes it a healthier option. I found it really simple to make. We did actually eat this amount between two but maybe we were just being greedy because it tasted so good!

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