Quick crispy mozzarella chicken recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 30 min
Bring meat to room temperature first

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 564 kCal 28%
Fat 29.6g 42%
  -  Saturates 12g 60%
Carbohydrates 16g 28%
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  • What’s not to love in our quick crispy mozzarella chicken? Succulent chicken, rich tomato sauce and hot melting cheese sounds like a match made in flavour heaven to us.

    How do you make breaded chicken even more tasty? Add a rich tomato sauce and oozy, melted mozzarella of course! Our quick crispy mozzarella chicken is best served hot with a crunchy side salad but leftovers could also be sliced and served in a crusty bread sandwich with a generous dollop of mayonnaise. This Italian-inspired recipe is ready in under and hour and is sure to a hit with the whole family. Instead of frying the chicken you could cook it under the grill, it will shave off a few calories. Make sure the juices run clear and the internal temperature is 74C, for more tips on how to cook chicken, read our guide here.

    Ingredients

    • 2 chicken breasts , sliced lengthways
    • 2 tbsp plain flour
    • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 shallots, finely sliced
    • 1 cloved garlic, finely sliced
    • 500g cherry tomatoes
    • 400g mozzarella, sliced
    • 150ml dry white wine
    • 100g parmesan, grated
    • Basil, to garnish

    Method

    • Slice chicken breasts in half. Place the flour on a large plate and season with salt and pepper and the dried Italian herbs mix. Dip the chicken in the seasoned flour, ensuring it sticks to the meat evenly. Heat a large pan on medium high and add the oil. Fry the chicken until golden on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set to one side.

    • Fry shallots with a pinch of salt for 5 mins until softened, add garlic and fry for 30 secs. Add the tomatoes and wine and cook for another 5 mins until they have softened.

    • Return chicken to the pan. Lay the slices of mozzarella over the chicken breast and then sprinkle over the Parmesan. Grill for 5 mins until melted and golden. Garnish with a few leaves of basil.

    Top tip for making Quick crispy mozzarella chicken

    Gluten free breadcrumbs would work well in place of flour. We like Crimble’s

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