Tomato & crispy crumb chicken

Tomato & crispy crumb chicken

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
An easy midweek supper dish that's low in fat but high in flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 thick slices wholemeal bread
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herb
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
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  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 350g frozen green bean
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Split the chicken breasts almost in half and open out like a book. Place in a non-stick roasting tin. Whizz the bread into crumbs in a food processor, then mix with the herbs. Mix the tomatoes with the garlic, vinegar and tomato purée. Spread the sauce over the chicken, sprinkle with the crumbs, then bake for 20-25 mins until the chicken is tender.

  2. While the chicken is cooking, boil the frozen beans for 3-5 mins until just tender. Serve the chicken, sprinkled with parsley, on a bed of beans.

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Comments (16)

alibeefree's picture

Super easy, but I felt the tomato sauce should have been cooked prior to adding to the chicken, the overwhelming taste was of raw garlic, I added some pesto and it could have benefited from some sun dried tomato paste and maybe some stock. I didn't add all of the breadcrumb as there was too much, was ok.

sophie22's picture

very bland. soggy bread crumbs. won't make that again.

abbie123's picture

lovely recipe, try adding garlic to the breadcrumbs, wish I hadn't had new potatoes with it, just the beans would have been enough

stacyholl's picture

recipe OK,. but used the tomato sauce for home made pizzas, delicious...

sarahcrundwell's picture

I have made this recipe loads. The chicken stays nice and moist. I us fresh herbs in the bread crumbs, mainly basil, makes it bit more tasty. Sometimes add some mozerella before bread crumbs. Delicious, winner in our house!!!

tddjnr's picture

Such a simple and delicious meal, will certainly make it again. Probably with a little more seasoning, and could get away with less bread crumbs.

mikety's picture

Agree with Jezz (16 October 2008). Smelled great when cooking, but a little bland for my taste. Will make again, but will use a few crushed chillis to improve taste.


Frantic Flapjack's picture

Quick and easy. Made too much tomato sauce as was only serving 2, but used that in another dish. Served with new potatoes, green beans and peas.

anderj07's picture

this dish is really really nice. except there are too many crumbs and they were soggy. i think using less crumbs would allow them to crisp up nicely

devilmusic666's picture

Cooked this tonight with potato wedges, took earlier advice and added a few more herbs. Very nice, will be cooking this again very soon. Think the kids will like this.

linkevica's picture

chicken turned out very tender and succulent. my boyfriend loved it. i will be making it again.

hexane's picture

I found this to be really tasty and will be making it again. There was nothing bland about it.

I seasoned the chicken before coating it and also, five minutes before the end of baking the chicken, I sprinkled some grated cheddar on top.

tiree50's picture

Ok felt it was a bit bland. The breadcrumbs were not crispy but just seemed to soak into the tomato sauce! I did not season chicken prior to cooking perhaps this would have helped.

jezzc100's picture

Not bad... a a bit bland. Make sure to season the chicken well (I didn't) and don't skimp on the herbs in the breadcrumbs. Might add a few chilli flakes in there as well to bring it to life a little next time.

erinvermaak's picture

this looks yummy! am definitely gonna give it a try tonight :)

jojelves's picture

Made this for dinner tonight. Always have garlic in the cupboard but just returned from holiday and had none, so sprinkled garlic salt on the chicken before spreading on the tomato mixture. It was delicious and I will definitely be cooking this again. Served with fresh runner beans and broccoli, but also did some potato wedges with it to make a more substantial meal.

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