Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal327
  • fat13g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.31g
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  • 2 large, skinless chicken breast, halved through the middle
  • 2 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75g breadcrumb
  • 75g Parmesan, grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • half a 690ml jar passata
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • half a 125g ball light mozzarella, torn

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  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.

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Comments (117)

andreamferns's picture

Delicious...fiddly, but worth the effort

robynlouise1710's picture

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

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

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

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

dvkoleva's picture

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

Great, simple recipie. I added sliced chestnut mushrooms to the sauce and fresh basil rather than oregano.

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

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!

katty35's picture

Loved it, really tasty. Will definitely make again.

Flowergirl21's picture

Yum! So quick and easy and yet so tasty. Followed the recipe exactly, adding seasoning at the appropriate places. Served it with pasta and it went really well. Will definitely make again.

katsuya's picture

Very good.
Made some alterations due to cupboard/fridge contents which all worked well:
-Replaced passata with a tin of tomatoes and 2 tbsp tomatoe puree
-Used half the amount of parmasan
-Replaced mozarella with low fat garlic and herb soft cheese.
Will definitely make again - thanks!

mojito_waz's picture

Easy to make but really quite bland. My boyfriend seemed to like it but he eats anything. Definitely wont be making this again. What a waste!

devilishdemento's picture

Extremely tasty indeed - and if you're feeling cheeky, add cheddar and more mozzarella =P

joshaitken1991's picture

Delicious, served it with spaghetti. I did 3 chicken breasts and a bit more sauce etc aswell as we're very greedy and past experience has taught me that recipes never result in big enough meals for all 4 of us!

kerri-anneh's picture

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

Full of flavour, will be cooking this again soon :-)

chickenofpie's picture

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

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!


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