Homemade Chicken Parmigiana

It’s surprisingly easy to make breaded chicken (or schnitzel) from scratch with some old stale bread and chicken breast. Add sauce and cheese to the top and you have an easy chicken parmigiana!

Here’s my recipe:


  • 3 to 4 slices of stale sourdough bread (or lightly toasted fresh bread), crusts removed
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of milk
  • Olive oil
  • Pizza sauce
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 sweet potatos
  • Vegetables like green beans and brocolli to serve on the side


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Cut the sweet potato into cubes and place on the baking tray
  3. Coat the sweet potato with olive oil, oregano and salt and place in the oven
  4. Add the bread and a good sprinkle of oregano, salt and pepper to the Thermomix bowl or food processor. Mill on speed 10 for 20 seconds or until the crumb is fine. Place the breadcrumbs in a tupperware container with a lid and set aside
  5. Slice the chicken breast along the middle to achieve an open book shape but keep going to separate the pieces. You should end up with 4 flat chicken breasts
  6. Whisk together 1 egg and a splash of milk in a bowl
  7. Dip each chicken breast in the egg mix and place in the tupperware container of breadcrumbs
  8. Seal the tupperware container with a lid and shake it until the chicken is well coated with breadcrumbs
  9. Place a fry pan on medium to high heat and add enough olive oil to thinly cover the surface of the pan
  10. Fry your breaded chicken on both sides until they are golden brown
  11. Remove the sweet potato tray from the oven and clear a space for the chicken
  12. Place the chicken on the tray and top with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheesechicken-parm-before.jpg
  13. Place the tray back into the oven until the cheese is melted and golden on top
  14. Serve with steamed vegetables


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