Tomato & crispy crumb chicken

Tomato & crispy crumb chicken

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
An easy midweek supper dish that's low in fat but high in flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 thick slices wholemeal bread
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
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  • 2 tsp tomato purée
  • 350g frozen green bean
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Split the chicken breasts almost in half and open out like a book. Place in a non-stick roasting tin. Whizz the bread into crumbs in a food processor, then mix with the herbs. Mix the tomatoes with the garlic, vinegar and tomato purée. Spread the sauce over the chicken, sprinkle with the crumbs, then bake for 20-25 mins until the chicken is tender.

  2. While the chicken is cooking, boil the frozen beans for 3-5 mins until just tender. Serve the chicken, sprinkled with parsley, on a bed of beans.

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Louise Dunks
5th Jul, 2020
Tried this as a family dinner and went down really well. Instead of standard bread, I had some leftover tiger bread so used this to turn into breadcrumbs and added more balsamic and more garlic cloves to the tomato topping, blitzing until smooth. There seemed to be quite a lot of sauce but it went well with some new potatoes on the side. Would have again.
29th Sep, 2013
Super easy, but I felt the tomato sauce should have been cooked prior to adding to the chicken, the overwhelming taste was of raw garlic, I added some pesto and it could have benefited from some sun dried tomato paste and maybe some stock. I didn't add all of the breadcrumb as there was too much, was ok.
1st Mar, 2011
very bland. soggy bread crumbs. won't make that again.
6th Jul, 2009
lovely recipe, try adding garlic to the breadcrumbs, wish I hadn't had new potatoes with it, just the beans would have been enough
24th Jun, 2009
recipe OK,. but used the tomato sauce for home made pizzas, delicious...
23rd Jun, 2009
I have made this recipe loads. The chicken stays nice and moist. I us fresh herbs in the bread crumbs, mainly basil, makes it bit more tasty. Sometimes add some mozerella before bread crumbs. Delicious, winner in our house!!!
14th Dec, 2008
Such a simple and delicious meal, will certainly make it again. Probably with a little more seasoning, and could get away with less bread crumbs.
11th Nov, 2008
Agree with Jezz (16 October 2008). Smelled great when cooking, but a little bland for my taste. Will make again, but will use a few crushed chillis to improve taste. Mike
Frantic Flapjack
5th Nov, 2008
Quick and easy. Made too much tomato sauce as was only serving 2, but used that in another dish. Served with new potatoes, green beans and peas.
30th Oct, 2008
this dish is really really nice. except there are too many crumbs and they were soggy. i think using less crumbs would allow them to crisp up nicely


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