Crisp Italian chicken & polenta

Crisp Italian chicken & polenta

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins Ready in 30 minutes


Serves 2
Try this delicious chicken, tomato, rosemary and polenta recipe - gluten free and ready in just 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal513
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre7g
  • protein40g
  • salt4.63g
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  • 500g pack ready-to-use polenta



    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • 25g Parmesan, grated



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

  • 2 skin-on boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 250g pack cherry tomatoes
  • leaves from a few sprigs rosemary, torn



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 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…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Using your fingers, roughly break up the polenta into small chunks and scatter in the bottom of a small roasting tin. Tip in the parmesan and mix. Sit the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes, rosemary and garlic on top of the polenta, drizzle with olive oil, then season to taste.

  2. Roast for 25 mins until the chicken skin is crisp and golden, and the polenta and cheese are turning crusty around the edges. Serve with a green salad.

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Comments (28)

weezeronald's picture

Made this at the weekend, was really easy and very tasty. First time I had tried polenta and will definitely use it again.

angfen's picture

Good and healthy recipe but nothing special

extra_strong_mint's picture

This was a really delicious and easy meal. Will definitely make this again and again.

The only changes I made to the recipe was to increase the cloves of garlic to 4 (sliced lengthways) and I finely chopped the rosemary leaves.


domesticlou's picture

Lovely, dead simple & quick & super tasty. I was amazed how the flavours all seemed to mingle together - really good. I'll do it with potatoes next time I think

dannii1981's picture

This recipe is so fantastically simple and until this I had never had polenta before. We have this at least twice a month now

gertic's picture

Have made this lots of times - quick, easy, delicious, full of flavour

bunnymonster's picture

Fantastic! Tastes really indulgent! Looks great with a green salad!

tuffit's picture

My Gluten Free family LOVED this recipe.
My non-gluten free guests loved it too!
Easy midweek meal!


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