Crispy chicken parmigiana with roast cherry tomatoes

Crispy chicken parmigiana with roast cherry tomatoes

A crispy, crunchy coating gives a new take on simple chicken breasts.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time35 mins

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  • 400g pack Cherry Vine Tomatoes
  • 1 bulb/s garlic, cloves peeled but left whole
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Essential Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 Essential Free Range White Eggs
  • 100g panko breadcrumbs
  • 50g Essential Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, finely grated
  • 430g pack Essential 2 Italian Mozzarella, drained and sliced
  • 140g pack wild rocket

For the dressing

  • 1 echalion shallot, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Put the tomatoes, still on the vine, into a baking dish with the garlic cloves and drizzle over 3 tbsp olive oil. Season, then put into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are cooked but still holding their shape.

  2. Put the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of greaseproof paper, then use a rolling pin to flatten them to about 1cm thick. Add the Crispy chicken parmigiana with roast cherry tomatoes flour to a large plate with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, then add the egg to another large plate and whisk to combine. Finally, add the breadcrumbs and cheese to a third plate. Dip the chicken in the flour to coat completely, then dip in the egg, and finally the parmesan breadcrumbs to coat completely.

  3. Meanwhile, place an ovenproof cooling rack over a baking tray. Heat a large nonstick frying pan with the remaining ½ tbsp olive oil over a high heat. Once hot, add the chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden. Remove to the cooling rack. Divide the mozzarella slices between the chicken breasts, then put the tray into the oven for 8-12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.

  4. Divide between 4 plates, with sprigs of cherry tomatoes and the garlic on top. Mix together the dressing ingredients, then toss with the rocket and serve on the side.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


3,092kJ/ 741kcals



Saturated Fat












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