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

    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 (120)

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! :)

corasingapore's picture

Loved this recipe. The chicken is a bit fiddly I suppose but hardly rocket science. It's a nice and interesting way to do chicken/tomatoes and looks pretty impressive. I don't like jars of sauce so made a basic tomato sauce with roasted garlic, onion, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and plenty of seasoning. Served with salad. Delish!

jennifera's picture

Very tasty and easy recipe. Following advice in previous comments I used all of the mozzeralla. I served it with spaghetti and reserved some of the tomato sauce to mix through the spaghetti.

annajaneharrison's picture

Great, easy recipe, I made this with tagliatelle and went really well with it. I would probably use the whole of a mozzerella ball as more cheese would have been perfect. Definitely a quick, tasty and very easy recipe!

thommich's picture

Absolutely delicious. However, took me longer than 30 minutes. I also used most of my kitchen equipment and was washing up for the rest of the evening! Definitely worth the effort, going to be making it again soon.

kathy535's picture

This was very easy and tasty. Definitely one to do again.

clairet71's picture

This was a huge hit with all the family and so easy! I did use 4 chicken breasts instead of two and was pleased that i did as I don't think it would have been enough for all us........but perhaps we are just greedy! Served it with pasta and salad and will definitely be making this again.

drudarla's picture

Fabulous, so easy and tasty, I used a full mozzarella but to be honey it didn't need it. Will be making his as my next dinner party dish served with tagliatelle.

RonT65's picture

Fab recipe, lovely flavours. One of my wife's top 10.

sfolega1981's picture

This was delicious! Followed the directions other than used a tin of chopped toms and blitzed as had no passata and added a splash of balsamic vinegar to the sauce.

Also chopped up some bacon with the fat cut off and added that on top.

Served with home made oven chips.

sharonk71's picture

Made this tonight. Looked good but we thought the tomato sauce somehow overpowered things a bit, made it all a bit bland, because we couldn't really taste the cheese! Will probably make again but tempted to replace the mozzarella with some cheddar or stronger tasting cheese. Might have been nice with a slice of bacon on top too (although obviously not as healthy ;-))

GVB's picture

Lovely, homely warming dish. I served linguine with the sauce and popped the chicken on top. Will definitely make again.

paulmc67's picture

I put half the mozzarella ball in the sauce along with some parmesan and it made the sauce really creamy yum yum.

catbail's picture

Absolutely delicious. I too used the whole ball of mozzarella, we all loved it, it's going to be a firm favourite. Although I did it as the recipe, and will do again, it did occur to me that for a really quick mid week meal you could 'cheat' by using ready breaded chicken breasts!

viccarroll's picture

Excellent recipe, really tasty

alilama's picture

Great dish. Have wit crunchy salads so not too heavy!


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