Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana

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(138 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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llaura
27th Feb, 2017
5.05
Excellent recipe, i can recommend
Lois7979
11th Feb, 2017
5.05
Delicious.
traveller2010
11th Jan, 2017
3.8
Lovely tasty recipe, although the breadcrumbs tend to go a bit soggy in the sauce. I think I might just add breadcrumbs to the top of the chicken next time.
Marc.bull
17th Nov, 2016
3.8
Lovely, I'm a bit of a cheese lover so more mozzarella next time. Also my grill isn't working so swallow fried in frying pan then put in to oven proof dish i oven
catbail
26th Oct, 2016
5.05
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.
needfood
16th Jul, 2016
Flour,egg,breadcrumbs then GRILL !....................eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh
smalley73
20th Jun, 2016
5.05
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.
clough91
13th Mar, 2016
2.55
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
tmreynolds
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.
Mandy21
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!

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heidimo
20th Jun, 2013
Where have all the ingredients gone?
Leahmichaela
8th Mar, 2016
5.05
This was wonderful! I made it with gluten free breadcrumbs and worked a treat. However, you only need 1 egg and half the amount of Parmesan and breadcrumb mix. I had loads left over.
tillyfloss80
22nd May, 2014
I freeze left over passata, seems to work just fine.
tillyfloss80
22nd May, 2014
I always freeze any leftover passata which seems to be just fine. Would presume you could also freeze the breadcrumb/Parmesan mix.
fizzh89
20th Sep, 2013
Use one egg not two, do half the amount of breadcrumb and parmesan mix, and use all the passata. I did this for the first time last night and had portions of all left over, I think these changes would reduce the wastage.