Our Chicken Parmigiana should be your next favorite baon idea

8 months ago


Our hearty Chicken Parmigiana is big on taste but effortless to make—perfect for tomorrow’s lunch! It’s so easy to do and the ingredients are available in any grocery or supermarket. You can even make it as a rice topping or as a side dish with a light-sauced pasta. You can even add some pesto sauce for some added tang.

Chunky Chicken Parmigiana

Makes 4 servings

4 Chicken breast fillets

2 tsps Italian seasoning

Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to season

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups Bread crumbs

1/4 cup Cooking oil


2 Tbsps Butter or margarine

2 Tbsps Olive oil

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 White onion, chopped

1 stalk Celery, chopped

1 Carrot, peeled and chopped

1 (800g) can Diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 Bay leaf

1 can Anchovy, mashed

2-3 tsps Fish sauce

Salt and pepper, to season

4 slices Mozzarella cheese

  1. Gently pound chicken breast fillets to flatten.
  2. Season the meat generously with a teaspoon of Italian seasoning, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Dip the chicken breasts into the beaten eggs then coat with bread crumbs seasoned with a teaspoon of Italian seasoning.
  3. Bring a frying pan with cooking oil to medium-high heat.
  4. Fry the chicken fillets in batches until golden brown on both sides. Remove excess oil from the cooked chicken using paper towels then place in a baking dish. Set aside.
  5. Next, make the chunky tomato sauce. Heat butter and oil in a saucepan.
  6. Sauté garlic, onions, celery, and carrots until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, anchovy, bay leaf, and fish sauce.
  7. Simmer partially covered for 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens. Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper, and more fish sauce, if desired.
  8. Ladle chunky tomato sauce on the cooked chicken and top with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake in a 350°F preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Recipe by Idda Aguilar

Photographed by Krizia Cruz

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Chorizo Arancini

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