Parmesan spring chicken

Parmesan spring chicken

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Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
Full of spring flavours, the Parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch and the meat stays tender

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal339
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tbsp finely grated parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 400g new potato, cut into small cubes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 140g frozen pea
  • good handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp 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…


  1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the Parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 mins, adding the peas for the final 3 mins, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken.

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19th Jan, 2011
This is a family favourite. I put the chicken on a bed of couscous instead which includes some fried onion or spring onion, peas and tomatoes with zest and juice of a lemon. Kids love the couscous. Its so quick and great midweek.
20th Nov, 2010
lovely, tasty meal, the salty parmesan lifted the dish
18th Sep, 2010
This recipe was fantastic. I decided to add a few Italian herbs and mixed herbs to the Parmesan, and also, dry frying some chopped pancheta and sprinkling over the top add some lovely flavour to the dish! Fantastic and will definitely make again.
13th Sep, 2010
I made this when we friends round for dinner and they loved the parmesan! Really tasty.
11th Sep, 2010
Very nice, easy recipe. Takes next to no time to prepare. May wish to add a little more white wine vinegar depedant on taste. Enjoyed with a nice glass of white wine. Very nice meal.
25th Aug, 2010
What can I say! Entire family loved this which is an achievement I can tell you! I used shop bought garlic and herb potatoes which I microwaved and and then chopped and added to a herb salad with asparagus and green beans. Fab!
21st Aug, 2010
Loved this. A very tasty dish and so easy. A quick supper when you come home from work. Will certainly cook again.
6th Aug, 2010
Delicious and so easy to prepare!
31st Jul, 2010
it was ok. a bit too cheesey. not sure where you're getting your timings from but i'm pretty sure chicken and potatoes take alot longer than 10-12 mins to cook unless cut into very small pieces.
28th Jul, 2010
Quick and easy to make but the chicken was a little plain. Might add garlic to it and maybe a cream cheese and chive filling.


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