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

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    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

    ol-iv oyl

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


  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)

rbmeals's picture

What can I say to add to these comments - just try it. it is Great.

the chicken pamesan topping took longer to brown and crisp but that may be becasue I had the grill too low. Lovely moist and tasty.... veg great too. I used fresh green beans instead of peas.

thommich's picture

The chicken was good, but the salad was bland. A nice recipe, but lots of other better ones on this website.

nomiwoo's picture

This is such a tasty dinner and so easy to make. Everyone who has tried it loves it, it is so fresh and healthy too.

jeanius's picture

Delish. The whole meal tasted light and tasty. In fact I am doing the veg with another recipe on this site as it is so easy, light, quick and tasty and most of the ingredients will be in your storecupboard. This is one for my "favourites book" to be cooked again soon.

goodfoodray's picture

Very easy and quick to make. I have made this a couple of times since and it makes a great lunch or easy starter. I have also mixed a little breadcrumbs and finely ground mixed nuts to give a different taste and texture.

gwd34afitou's picture

I gave this recipe a try and to be honest I thought the parmesan would burn before the chicken was cooked though, but I was wrong. It was delicious, everyone in the family enjoyed this, very summery with the new potatoes, spinach and peas. Will be making this again soon!!

hexane's picture

Very tasty and easy to do. The chicken was really moist and succulent.

dub2dee's picture

Fresh, tasty, lovely flavour combinations and reasonably healthy. Went down well with everyone and simple to make. I would definitely recommend this recipe and would make it again. For a vegetarian version I had the salad with slices of haloumi griddled simply in a little olive oil. Went very well with the flavours of the salad. Lovely.

jburton's picture

I will definetly be trying this, although instead of Peas i think id use Asparagus...

krystleisidro's picture

This was really quick, easy and really delicious - we will definitely do this again!

jcurlylocks's picture

Gorgeous! Simple to make and really delicious!

robtipper's picture

It was yummy, I want more. Used a balsamic dressing instead of the white wine vinegar and it worked a treat, also added breadcrumbs to the cheese and shallow fried in chilli oil which added a lovely little kick. Will do again very soon!

newcook01's picture

It's a bit fiddely and messy to begin with but well worth it as this is a delicious meal and looks good on the plate too. Substituted peas for green beans, think I can definately impress with this one in the future

coffeepaws's picture

Superb, tasty and so easy to make. In a panic to find something different but simple, I served this to some friends round for dinner and they all loved it - excellent!

luziat's picture

This was sooo yummy, will most definitely make it again! Really quick and easy to make

ruthatupcott's picture

Made this for supper. Easy and delicious.

melaniepugh's picture

Tried this today and everyone loved it !! My daughter hates cheese normally but this one resulted in a clean plate. So easy will be making this again soon. Salad was lovely.

chrissyt's picture

Oven baked the chicken breasts as they were quite big, perfect! Will serve with colcannon mash next time.

suzieq1601's picture

The parmesan chicken was absolutely gorgeous, though I did have to cook it for a fair bit longer than stated. I wasn't overly keen on the rest, it was a little on the bland side. Next time I will probably serve with a caesar salad, as recommended, or serve with jacket and ranch salad.

bouquet's picture

So quick and easy, get the children involved and dipping the chicken in the two love this. Also for a change try coating the potatoes and peas in a spoonful of fresh pesto instead of the salad dressing. Really really tasty.


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