Why go out for this nostalgic pub classic when you can create it right in your own kitchen? There’s not much to analyse here – just good old-fashioned tasty, gooey chicken parmy. This one's going straight to the trophy room!
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crushed & sieved tomatoes
garlic & herb seasoning
panko breadcrumbs(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Soy, Sesame)
shredded Cheddar cheese(ContainsMilk)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the capsicum. Cut the red onion into wedges. Place the capsicum, onion, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on a lined oven tray. Toss to coat, spread out evenly, then roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
While the veggies are roasting, finely chop the garlic. In a small saucepan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat. Cook the garlic until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the crushed & sieved tomatoes, the salt, the brown sugar and the butter and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, place the chicken breast between two sheets of baking paper and pound using a meat mallet (or rolling pin) until about 2cm thick. In a shallow bowl, combine the plain flour, garlic & herb seasoning and a generous pinch of pepper. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the egg. In a third shallow bowl, place the panko breadcrumbs. Coat the chicken in the flour, followed by the egg and finally the breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate.
Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with enough olive oil to coat the base. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken until golden, 2 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a second lined oven tray. Top each piece with the tomato sauce and sprinkle over the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked, 8-10 minutes.
TIP: Chicken is cooked through when it's no longer pink inside.
While the chicken is baking, thinly slice the cucumber into half-moons. In a large bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people) and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the roasted veggies, cucumber and mixed salad leaves to the dressing. Toss to coat.
Divide the garlic-herb chicken parmigiana between plates. Serve with the roast capsicum and cucumber salad.