Chicken Parmigiana with Salad

Cooking Blog - Chicken Parmigiana with Salad

Servings: 4 | Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total: 35 mins

In this recipe for homemade chicken parmigiana with salad, the parmigiana is first a schnitzel and then becomes a parmigiana once baked with passata sauce and tasty cheese or mozzarella cheese on top, resulting in an iconic pub meal you can do at home.


  • For Chicken Parmigiana: 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 1/2 cup passata sauce
  • 1 cup tasty cheese
  • For salad: 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 cos lettuces, chopped
  • 10 solanata tomatoes, halved
  • 3 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 60g spinach leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. For Chicken Parmigiana: Heat oven to 200°C. Meanwhile, cut chicken breasts on an angle into 1cm thick slices, then spread salt and pepper over each side.
  2. On a plate, put flour, then put eggs in a bowl and slightly beat them, then mix breadcrumbs with Italian herbs on a plate.
  3. Put a piece of chicken on the plate with flour and flip, covering it in flour, then cover that piece of chicken with the egg in the bowl with egg, then cover that piece of chicken with breadcrumbs by flipping it on the plate with breadcrumbs and pressing the breadcrumbs into it. Repeat for the rest of the chicken.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a fry pan over medium high heat, then in 2 batches cook half the chicken for 3 minutes on one side, then 3 – 4 minutes on the other side, transferring when brown to a wire rack with paper towel on it.
  5. After finishing cooking the second batch, transfer schnitzels to a baking tray, then top with passata sauce, then tasty cheese and bake for 5 – 8 minutes.
  6. For salad: Meanwhile, for the salad, mix extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a large bowl, then add the rest of the salad ingredients and mix. Serve chicken parmigiana with salad.