Dhruv Baker’s Chicken Milanese with spaghetti & tomato sauce

Prepare: 15 minutes    Cook: 20 minutes

 

Serves: 4

Ingredients

20ml olive oil
500g ripe tomatoes, halved
1 sprig basil
1 sprig fresh oregano
300g essential Waitrose Spaghetti
4 chicken breasts (about 500g)
50g plain flour
2 essential Waitrose eggs, beaten
75g breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
1 lemon

Method

1. Heat a heavy bottomed saucepan until extremely hot. Pour in the oil and immediately add the tomatoes, which should sizzle and steam a lot! Leave for a minute or two then stir, add the herbs and cover.

2. Stir every minute or two and keep cooking at the high temperature for about 10 minutes, then turn down to a medium heat and cook for another 10 minutes. 

3. Season and serve as is or strain for a smooth sauce.

4. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 10 minutes until tender, then drain.

5. Place the chicken breasts between cling film and flatten with rolling pin, then dip the escalopes in flour, then the egg then the breadcrumbs and shallow fry gently for 5 minutes each side until golden. Season and serve with a squeeze of lemon with the spaghetti and tomato sauce.