CHICKEN PARMIGIANA
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It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

If you don’t like the idea of pan frying this, the crumbed chicken could be baked in the oven (spray with a light coating of oil and put in the oven, on the rack, at the same time as the kumara); however, it doesn’t crisp up as well this way. Feel free to add additional salad ingredients!

 

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It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

Keyword: CHICKEN, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 50 minutes
Serves: 4

It’s hard for something not to be delicious when it’s crumbed and fried! This yummy chicken parmigiana is served with kumara rounds and lots of salad, so you won’t feel too weighed down!

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Ingredients

KUMARA ROUNDS

  • 650 g red kumara (1lb 7oz)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp aioli
  • 3 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (100g)
  • 600 g chicken schnitzel (1lb 5oz)
  • 1/4 cup rice bran or canola oil (60ml)
  • 400 g can diced or crushed tomatoes (try basil & oregano flavour) (14oz)
  • 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella, edam or colby cheese (50g)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan (20g)
  • Handful fresh basil

SALAD & DRESSING

  • 120 g mesclun lettuce (4.2oz)
  • 250 g cherry or heirloom tomatoes (8.8oz)
  • 1/2 telegraph cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 210ºC (410ºF) bake and line an oven tray with baking paper.

  2. PREPARE KUMARA

    Peel kumara and slice into rounds about 3-4mm thick. Lay out on prepared tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. COOK CHICKEN

    Meanwhile, whisk together egg, milk, aioli and flour and place in a shallow bowl. Place breadcrumbs on a large plate. Season chicken schnitzel with salt and pepper, then submerse one of the pieces in the egg mixture. Let the excess egg drip off, then place chicken into the breadcrumbs and coat all over. Place on a clean plate. Repeat with remaining schnitzel.

  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add schnitzel (you may need to do this in batches) and cook for a few minutes each side, until crisp.

  5. While schnitzel cooks, whisk together tomatoes, vinegar and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Place fried schnitzel on a rack set over a roasting dish and top with tomato mixture and cheeses.

  6. Place in the oven with the kumara (once it has cooked for 20 minutes) and cook for a further for 15 minutes. Some of the cheese may ooze down the sides – you can scoop this up later and serve with the meal.

  7. SERVE

    Divide lettuce between serving plates. Cut tomatoes in half and slice cucumber and avocado, then place on top of lettuce. Whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar. Season to taste, then drizzle over salads. Serve with parmigiana (topped with basil) and kumara on the side.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Try a Merlot.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Ensure aioli is gluten-free. Use gluten-free flour or cornflour and gluten-free panko breadcrumbs.
INGREDIENT NOTES / SWAPS: Beef or pork schnitzel could be used instead of chicken. If you can’t find chicken schnitzel, buy chicken breast instead and cut it into thinner pieces.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store kumara and parmigiana separate from salad and dressing. Reheat in the microwave and dress salad just before serving.

 

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