Classic chicken parma

Classic chicken parma

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins


  • 1 packet Tasman Butchers fresh chicken breast schnitzels crumbed
  • 1 cup Frying oil (vegetable or canola)

Parmigiana sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp red chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp Italian mixed herbs
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 400g tomato passata
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ tsp each of salt pepper


  • 1 cup freshly shaved ham
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (or as much as your heart desires)
  • 4 basil leaves


  1. Prepare the tomato sauce:
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onion, cook until the onion is translucent (about 3 minutes).
  • Stir in red chili flakes and herbs for 15 seconds.
  • Pour in wine, increase the heat, and let it simmer until mostly evaporated and the winey smell is gone.
  • Add tomato, chicken stock, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Keep warm.

2. Fry the chicken schnitzels:

  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the chicken schnitzels until they turn golden and crispy.

3. Layer the ingredients:

  • Place the cooked chicken schnitzels in a baking dish.
  • Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the schnitzels.
  • Top with slices of ham and cheese.

4. Bake in the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese melts and turns golden.

5. Garnish and serve:

  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle fresh basil leaves on top.
  • Serve the delicious chicken parma with a side of chips and enjoy!
Results may vary.