Chicken Parmigiana

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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based on 3 ratings

This quick take on a popular classic is a real family-favourite. Don’t skip flattening the chicken breasts with a rolling pin. It makes them tender and moist. The versatile tomato sauce would also be delicious with pasta or meatballs. Serve with a green salad or vegetables.

recipe updated Mar 31, 2020


  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    x 2 (about 225g)
  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    ½ cup (about 75g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Mozzarella cheese icon
    Mozzarella cheese
    x 1¼ (about 150g)
  • Egg icon
    x 2 (about 100g)
  • Breadcrumbs icon
    1¾ cups (about 75g)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 15ml)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    1¼ cups (about 318ml)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    1 tsp (about 4g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (about 1)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat broiler - high heat
  2. Prepare a clean work surface with plastic wrap
  3. Place chicken breast on the work surface
  4. Cover with plastic wrap
  5. Flatten until 1 cm thick
  6. Add egg to a clean small bowl
  7. Beat
  8. Mix parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs into a clean small bowl
  9. Dip chicken into egg mixture
  10. Coat chicken with crumbs
  11. Transfer chicken to plate
  12. Place in fridge
  13. Add olive oil to a clean frying pan
  14. Heat - medium-high heat
  15. Add garlic clove to the frying pan
  16. Cook quickly - approx 10 sec
  17. Add tomato purée and caster sugar to the frying pan
  18. Simmer until thickened - approx 7 min, medium-low heat
  19. Add dried oregano to the frying pan
  20. Transfer chicken to baking sheet
  21. Broil each side until light golden - approx 5 min
  22. Get a clean baking dish
  23. Pour sauce into baking dish
  24. Arrange chicken in baking dish
  25. Cover with mozzarella cheese
  26. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  27. Broil until melted - 3 min
  28. Serve
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