Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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(152 ratings)

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 breasts, halved through the middle
  • 2 eggs, 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 cloves, 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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26th Oct, 2016
I do a very quick cheat's version by using ready breadcrumbed chicken fillets from the supermarket (proper ones, not the reformed stuff), cook these as directed, put on top of the sauce then cover with parmesan and ready grated mozzarella and grill. Delicious.
16th Jul, 2016
Flour,egg,breadcrumbs then GRILL !....................eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh
20th Jun, 2016
Lovely jubbly, Made this a few times now and has gone down well with all who delved in. I have started to add a little balsamic vinegar, basil and swapped the castor sugar for fine brown sugar. Served with roast veg this recipe is ace.
13th Mar, 2016
Meh. Was a waste of time breading the chicken it just went soggy in the sauce and cheese. Would of been a lot healthier to just grill the chicken plain. Sauce was ok but it was just passata and not as tasty as a normal pasta sauce. also there was too much breadcrumb/parmesan mixture which is a waste of expensive cheese. Was nice enough but wouldn't make again
10th Feb, 2016
Great - has everything going for it! Easy quick and healthy. Next time I have friends over (all male) they can enjoy with a few beers. This recipe allows me to be cook and host and have the time to enjoy the party. Thanks, more like this please.
13th Jan, 2016
I am planning on making this for 8 on Saturday. Could anyone suggest how much chilli / garlic etc I should use and how much passata? Also when people have suggested oven cooking, is that just the last stage (so I'd make the sauce in advance, then on the night grill the chicken, assemble then finish in the oven? ) Any help for dinner party host much appreciated!
6th Dec, 2015
Very tasty. I made this with roast potatoes and everyone was extremely happy!
23rd Nov, 2015
Very tasty! Served with linguine and added onion, chilli and parsley to the sauce.
23rd Nov, 2015
Delicious - I served with linguine and added onion, chilli and parsley to the sauce.
20th Nov, 2015
Made this for the family tonight and it was VERY nice. I've never made chicken parmigiana before and was dubious about putting the crispy chicken on tomato sauce but it worked really well and the sauce was delicious. Yumtastic!


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