Parmesan spring chicken

Parmesan spring chicken

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
Full of spring flavours, the Parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch and the meat stays tender

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tbsp finely grated Parmesan



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

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 400g new potato, cut into small cubes
    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 140g frozen pea
  • good handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the Parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, adding the peas for the final 3 mins, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken.

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Comments (132)

cat117's picture

Has anyone tried this with a cheaper hard cheese? I assume the parmesan is crispy and I want to try to get the same sort of texture without paying for what counts as 'posh' cheese in our house (yay for being a poor student :) )

oriane89's picture

This was brilliant. So simple and easy to make. I added some breadcrumbs to the parmasean and some broad beans to the salad. I loved it. One of the best recipes for any chicken summer food I have ever used :)

mizzyh's picture

This is a variation of a recipe I've done for several years, which always goes down a treat. I use breadcrumbs and grated parmesan, moistened with lemon juice and a little olive oil + black pepper and chopped parsley. Make some incisions in the chicken breasts and spread the mixture over and grill. It's really yummy and you can make up your own amounts of each ingredient to suit. Sadly, I haven't made it this summer, simply because the grill doesn't work on this awful inherited oven from our move in January!! Can't wait for the new oven!!

shoesandfood's picture

This meal was delicious! I was slightly concerned when the chicken was under the grill as the smell of Parmesan was very overpowering however it turned out to be a tasty treat!

niccybarker1's picture

Lovely recipe! Very easy to make and healthy too. Definitely will be becoming a regular in the week.

donnasmith100's picture

Easy to make, fresh and tasty.. really liked the fact that it's cheap and healthy.

kaleighward's picture

i cooked the chicken in the oven instead of grilling it and served with chips it was just as good,

kaleighward's picture

i cooked the chicken in the oven rather than grilled and served with chips it was just as good

sugarplum26's picture

A really tasty meal and so easy to put together!

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oops... forgot to rate it.

foxilein's picture

Made this last night and it was gorgeous! The chicken was moist with a crunchy topping. Substituted the peas with runner beans as this what I had at home - delicious.

aibamyu's picture

Very easy to make, I used cheddar instead of parmesan.

steve2177's picture

Excellent an absolute favourite of mine.

loulou987's picture

Absolutely delicious and SO easy to make. I added some cherry tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar into the grill pan, and it was amazing.
A new firm favourite :)

bissek01's picture

Absolutely love and so simple. I didn't separate the egg as I wasn't worried about the fat from one egg divided between 4 people. Added some fine lemon zest and fesh thyme to the parmesan and baked it in the oven at rather than having to watch it under the grill. Served with cost pesto, potato and petit pois mixed together and some salad. Definately make this one again.

susansiddall's picture

I just did the chicken and served it with a tomato and pasta sauce and salad. The chicken was moist and is now a firm favourite at our table! Will give the potatoes etc a go though too.

west1871's picture

Nice succulent chicken, wasn't convinced that it would only take 12 mins under the grill but even though I used 3 different sized chicken breasts they were all moist and lovely. My son wanted to give this 5 stars for the chicken alone and we had it with caesar salad instead of the salad as don't really like vinegary dressings.

johnnielil's picture

Really enjoyed the chicken for a great, easy midweek meal.

johnnielil's picture

Great easy, quick & tasty mid week meal. Really enjoyed making & even better eating.

veryfatbloke's picture

Made this for the first time today. A bit disappointed in how the chicken came out, the parmesan didn't seem to crisp, however the chicken itself tasted lovely and the potatoes, peas and spinach were very nice. I'm going to try this again but use a lot more parmesan.


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