How to Cook Easy Chicken Parmesan With Roasted Tomato

by Lindzi Ellis

Such a delicious and impressive meal, may seem complicated at first but there's skills here that will last a lifetime! I'll show how to make escalopes, roasted tomato & breadcrumbs along the way! :)

Supplies

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • Bread or breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • Finely grated Parmesan
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Seasoning or seasoned salt
  • 3 Bowls
  • 2 Plates
  • Frying pan
  • Cling film/ wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Oven
  • Plain flour
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First to make bread crumbs (if u ddnt buy some) dry bread by leaving a couple of slices out for a couple of hours or putting it in the oven on low til it's dry. Rip into chunks and use a hand blender

    Step 2

    This is really messy, I ended up with crumbs all over the kitchen... Hold a tea towel taut over the blender and bowl to stop the crumbs flying out. These hand blenders are great, mine was only £3.25!

    Step 3

    You want the crumbs to be about this fine. I made loads so I'm freezing about 2/3rds of them for future recipes, this is a great easy kitchen skill to have! :)

    Step 4

    Next place your chicken breasts individually between a piece of cling film (or seran wrap or whatever u call it) and bash it gently with the rolling pin until it is all an equal, thin size- not 2 thin

    Step 5

    Like this!

    Step 6

    Then add the Parmesan to the breadcrumbs, I just used store bought fresh grated stuff. Mix it well but don't squeeze it, keep it crumby! :)

    Step 7

    Chop up some tomatoes into halves and if like me you don't like the seeds scoop them out! :P

    Step 8

    Put the toms open side up on a tinfoiled baking tray and season with whatever you like, I used mixed Italian herbs, garlic salt and pepper, drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil. In the oven on med.

    Step 9

    Season the chicken breast (again with whatever you like) P.s. this is now a chicken escalope = new kitchen skills! :D

    Step 10

    Put some plain flour out in a plate, crack the two eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly and place the egg bowl beside the flour plate, put the crumb bowl on the other side of the eggs= your station :)

    Step 11

    Turn the chicken escalopes one by one in the flour until fully coated.

    Step 12

    Put them aside on a plate. ( I only have three but the recipe is for 4)

    Step 13

    At this point I put on some pasta to boil. But you can have this with whatever sides you like.

    Step 14

    Heat some butter and oil in a pan

    Step 15

    Dip the chicken (one by one) into the egg...

    Step 16

    Until fully coated

    Step 17

    Then into the breadcrumb mix, again make sure it's fully coated!

    Step 18

    Like this!

    Step 19

    Then set aside

    Step 20

    This is your breadcrumbing station! Repeat with each escalope.

    Step 21

    Check on the toms they should be softening up!

    Step 22

    If so turn em' over, if not, turn em' up!

    Step 23

    When you turn them over add a can of chopped or plum tomatoes and spread them out, stick them back in the oven.

    Step 24

    Step 25

    Now put your escalopes into the now hot oil and butter, cook for 3-4 mins each side, ALWAYS keeping an eye on them!

    Step 26

    By the time your chicken is underway the tons should be all hot and smooshy :) give them a squash with a fork until they are like a thick sauce and put them back in the oven

    Step 27

    Step 28

    This is how the chicken should cook

    Step 29

    You want them to be this beautiful golden brown colour on each side

    Step 30

    Like this! Mmmmm :)

    Step 31

    Next I put out my pasta but you could have chips (fries) or whatever!

    Step 32

    Then get out the tomatoes, they should be like a thick rich ( but very healthy!) sauce now.

    Step 33

    Spoon sauce onto the dish and place the Chicken Parmesan on top!

    Step 34

    Mmmmm my fiancé was very impressed by this dish and so will whoever you cook it for be! See not so hard once you know how, and great skills you'll use a million times! :D Enjoy!