Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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(140 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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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!
3rd Nov, 2015
Tried this tonight as a midweek dinner with friends. Only used one egg and added the whole mozzarella. Also used 500ml of passata. Absolutely delicious and very easy. Will be cooking this again soon.
16th Sep, 2015
Excellent recipe, made as instructions although doubled the Mozzarella rather than having half left over. Went down really well with all, looked restaurant quality.
11th Sep, 2015
Excellent. This recipe has become a firm favourite in my house. I have made it exactly as specified and it was great, but I now usually modify it slightly - I sauté a chopped onion before adding the passata; I cook the sauce for longer until it is reduced and thick; I find I can usually manage to coat the chicken with just one egg, not the two specified; like some other commentators, I use the full bottle of passata, not just half of it. The type of breadcrumbs are not specified in the recipe - I have found it works equally well, although the results are slightly different, with white bread, wholemeal bread and panko breadcrumbs.
28th Jul, 2015
This is amazingly tasty! my picky kid wolfed it down and asked for more. Its delicious. Although I differed from the instructions and baked mine in the oven while the spaghetti cooked.
14th Feb, 2015
My New Years resolution was to try a new recipe every week and this was my first choice. My husband and I Ioved it. Very tasty. Thanks to reading Shaennes comment, I am definitely going to cook in the oven next time.
14th Jan, 2015
What a delicious dish! Very easy and very tasty. I would perhaps leave out the oregano next time (but that's just a personal preference)- I served with spaghetti and myself and my 3 year old both cleared out plates. Just wish I had a self cleaning grill ;)


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