Parmesan spring chicken

Parmesan spring chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Dish up an easy, delicious chicken dinner that's full of spring flavours. The parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch, and the meat inside 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 potatoes, 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 peas
  • 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 in 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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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
24th Jan, 2020
Really tasty and easy to make. The chicken has a slight sweet element from the parmesan which is balanced out nicely with the white wine vinegar. Will definitely be making again. Really nice weekday meal. Only tip is to flatten out the chicken a bit or it will take longer to cook and you could end up with a overcooked crust.
Hanszinderfaan's picture
8th Aug, 2018
Really tasty however I had to make one or two moderations. I am a CKD sufferer so potatoes have to be soaked in cold water before boiling, I also cut the potatoes into discs. Another no no for me is spinach (although I really like it) so I surrounded the chicken on a plate to serve instead. I also added on the side some couscous. That said the result was really nice and something I am sure I will cook again.
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Carolyne Miller
31st May, 2018
Quick, easy and delicious! I didn’t have white wine vinegar so substituted apple cider vinegar - it worked perfectly
6th Jun, 2016
Made this a couple of times now, always to recipe, so straightforward & always goes down well. I plate up my 4 year olds dinner before the white wine vinegar goes in & have also blended a portion up with a little water to loosen (again before the white wine vinegar) for my 7 month old. Winner! :)
16th Aug, 2015
The Chicken with Parmesan was a lovely combination. For us, the peas with potatoes was too heavy! We felt more Spinach would make for a much more pleasant meal. Tasty and easy as a starting to our Goodfood collection
24th Apr, 2015
I added breadcrumbs with the Parmesan, really nice but i think it needs double dipping for the coat- lovely tea though.
12th Apr, 2014
I used a combination of parmesan and breadcrumbs which gave a better crunch than parmesan alone might have. Maybe the chicken breasts I used were just big, but it did take about 45 minutes in my electric grill. Maybe next time cooking with a metal skewer through the middle might help the inside cook through. Overall result was good though, if you have extra time to spare.
5th Jul, 2013
I made it with two chicken breasts last night, was delicious would definitely make it again.
26th Apr, 2013
I only had thighs, so did those and it was lovely, although did not crisp up as I had imagined. Will leave longer next time. Very juicy. I did steamed, carrots, parsnips, broccoli and leeks with melted butter and grated nutmeg. It all seemed to go together beautifully. It was just a Friday night after a buckshee day off. Lovely all round.
26th Apr, 2013
I tried this recipe today for the chicken and it was delicious. I had the chicken with rice and beans instead of potato and I diced the chicken as well and mixed it in with the rice. I will definitely be making this again!


2nd Jun, 2016
Add half a teaspoon of smoked paprika to the beaten egg to coat the chicken - tastes delicious
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