Chicken parmigiana

    55 min

    An easy, Italian-style dish of chicken breasts, oven-baked with a low-fat, chunky vegetable sauce, with a Parmesan topping. Serve with warm ciabatta or baguette to mop up the delicious sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 200g small mushrooms, quartered
    • 1 large aubergine, diced
    • 450g plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 15g fresh basil, roughly torn
    • 4 skinless, chicken breast fillets, about 500g in total
    • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ gas 5. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or flameproof casserole, add the onion and garlic and stir for 2 minutes over a medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3–4 minutes until lightly coloured, stirring frequently.
    2. Stir in the diced aubergine, cook for 2 minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes and stir over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes to combine. Reduce the heat and leave the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes until thick. Stir in the basil and season to taste.
    3. If using a flameproof casserole, lay the chicken in the sauce. Alternatively, arrange the chicken in a single layer in a deep ovenproof baking dish or casserole and spoon the sauce over. Cover and bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
    4. Towards the end of the, preheat the grill. Uncover the chicken and sprinkle over the cheese. Put the dish under the grill for 1–2 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.


    Replace the mushrooms with a 400g can of artichoke hearts, drained and quartered, or with 4 courgettes, diced. * This dish would also work well using pheasant breasts or turkey escalopes.

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    tasty, easy and quick ~ everything you need on a school night!  -  20 Sep 2012


    I omitted aubergine and added spinach instead. Also I added croutons on top of the casserole to make it more crispy. It was delicious. I will make it again.  -  31 Jul 2012


    Used different ingredients. I added some dried italian herbs for extra flavour  -  03 Apr 2011