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


  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)

secrisp's picture

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

Eureka !!!! A dinner that everybody likes!

angiepix's picture

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

jolsmith111's picture

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!!

GVB's picture

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

amymolesworth's picture

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

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

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

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

Nice dish, could do with a little chilli to warm up the sauce!

tincrystal's picture

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

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

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!

slcollinson's picture

Ate this with kids, with new pots and green beans and it got a big thumbs up from all of us, would be nice with pasta or rice too. Pre-cooked the chicken and tomato sauce earlier in the day, then warmed sauce and grilled as per recipe after school. Quick and easy, great midweek recipe for family tea.

oliviaw12's picture

I made this over the weekend and once cooked was amazing!! Very hard to believe this has so few calories though and I am really not sure where the timings came from? 15 minutes for prep? More like 45-60 minutes but never the less very tasty!

moxxy-girl's picture

SorrY but I was disappointed with this dish. I found the coating on the chicken very dry. Would not cook it again

shutterbug282's picture

It was a pretty good recipe, although it took over the prep time. It was a little bit bland, so I added more herbs and some chilli to the mix :)
It was filling, cheap and I'd make it again! :)


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