Try this comforting recipe for chicken parmigiana, then check out our chicken Schnitzel, chicken Kievs, chicken milanese, Hunter's chicken and more of our best chicken recipes. For a veggie version, try our courgette parmigiana.


  • 75g dried breadcrumbs
  • 30g parmesan or grana padano, plus 1 tbsp to finish
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp plain flour, well seasoned
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • olive oil
  • 4 tbsp tomato and chilli pasta sauce
  • a few leaves basil
  • 1 ball mozzarella, sliced
  • 50g rocket
  • balsamic vinegar


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the breadcrumbs and grated parmesan and season.

  • STEP 2

    Cut the chicken breasts through the middle and open up like a book but keep the two sides connected. Put between sheets of clingfilm and bash them with a rolling pin until 1/2 cm thick. Dust the escalopes in the flour, dip in the beaten egg, then coat them in the parmesan breadcrumbs.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a splash of oil in a non-stick pan. Cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side until crisp and golden.

  • STEP 4

    Lift the chicken onto a baking sheet. Spoon over the tomato sauce, add some basil, then top with the mozzarella and more parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with the rocket dressed with 1 tsp each of balsamic and olive oil.


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