Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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(146 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 large, skinless chicken breasts, halved through the middle
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 75g breadcrumb
  • 75g parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    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
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • half a 125g ball light mozzarella, torn

Method

  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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Niamhie82
31st Mar, 2014
Made this tonight and it was delicious! 1 egg was definitely enough and I left out the mozerella. Added onions to the sauce and it was lovely!
owenbartley1
23rd Mar, 2014
2.55
Disappointing after all the reviews. Wont make this again
Dormouse7
4th Apr, 2017
It would help if you told us why so we may be able to help you get it to a place you like or correct any errors you made.
amy_natalia
12th Mar, 2014
5.05
I was a little unsure how this was going to go but have to say we all loved it, even my fussy 10 year old loved it. I did add some onions and mushrooms to help bulk it out as others had suggested. I also added some paprika in for flavouring. I served it with broccoli, green beans and rice. Yummy :) will definitely be making it again.
jjandollie
7th Mar, 2014
A new family favourite. Just love cooking meals which are met with ' Wow Mummy this is delicious!" Used cheddar as did not have mozzerella, added onion and cherry tomotoes to passata. Served with rice and green beans. Perfect family meal. Will definitely be doing this again ...and again.
SamoodleDoodle
4th Feb, 2014
4.05
This dish took a little longer to cook than otherwise suggested but it was well worth the wait! Absolutely delicious and really got rid of those Sunday blues. I used cheddar cheese as I didn't have any mozzarella and it worked perfectly. I also added chopped onion and mushrooms to the sauce to add extra vegetables. Amazing, definitely a new favourite!
ladyl1
27th Nov, 2013
Nice recipe but only got 4 stars as I found it a little more difficult to prep and cook than the above suggestion,
Maxbattersby
7th Nov, 2013
This is such a relaxed and simple dish to make. I rustled this up the other night with roast potatoes and broccoli and it went down well. My only comment would be that I think I used too much passata (500g for 3 people) so I will definitely use less next time. The Parmesan breadcrumbs were a nice touch. Lovely winter supper which requires little concentrating which is always a bonus after a long day!
lauremartin
2nd Nov, 2013
Excellent recipe! Very easy to do and delicious. My 4 year old cleaned her plate (twice!). Doubled the recipe to freeze half of it (minus the mozzarella). I used chicken mini fillets 700g (for 4 adults or 3 adults 3 children) to avoid the hassle of beating the chicken breast, 400g can passata and 400g chopped tomatoes. This made just about enough sauce to eat with baby potatoes and broccoli (but it's quite thick and that wouldnt be enough for pasta as a side). I prepare the dish the day before: cooked the chicken (used the oven, 200 for 5-10min), set it on the top of the passata mixture. Once cool/cold, add the pieces of mozzarella and parmesan on the top and left it in the fridge. Rewarm for the evening dinner in 15min in oven 200 deg C (or until it's gold and bubbly).
boistizon
1st Oct, 2013
Absolutely lovely dish, it's amazing that a dish with so few ingredients can be so very tasty. Will definitely do again and again.

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