Chicken Parmagiana


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

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  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 200g mozzarella or parmesan (or a bit of both)

Tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 whole roasted red pepper, diced (optional)
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 handful basil
  • salt and pepper

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  • Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  • To make tomato sauce, heat oil in a frying pan over medium–high heat. Add onion and cook for a few minutes until softened, then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add tined tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, add red pepper and cook for 10 minutes until sauce thickens. In the last minute or two, add balsamic vinegar to the sauce.
  • Slice the chicken fillets in half horizontally so you have skinny fillets. Lay chicken between two sheets of plastic wrap and, using the flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound schnitzels to an even thickness (about 1 cm). This makes them quicker to cook, keeping the chicken moist.
  • Place 1–2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook schnitzels (3–4 at a time) for 1 minute on each side until brown. Place on a lined oven tray and repeat with remaining schnitzels. You may need to add more coconut oil each time.
  • Top each schnitzel with 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce and slices of cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and browned slightly.

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Serve with salad or steamed green beans.

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