Avocado Chicken Parmigiana
This is one variation of Southern Italian dish “Parmigiana”, which is made with shallow-fried eggplants slices topped with tomato sauce and cheese. It is then baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Some recipes use hard grated cheeses such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, while others use softer melting cheeses like Mozzarella, or a combination of these. I just used Parmesan (that’s all I had when I made this dish) will definitely use the combination next time.
220 grams (1/2 pound) Chicken breast fillet, halved lengthways
30 grams (1/4 cup) All-purpose flour
1 Egg, lightly beaten
100 grams (1 3/4 cup) Dried breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons Tomato pasta sauce
1/2 Avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Salad leaves, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F fan-forced. Place chicken between 2 sheets plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thick with a rolling pin.
2. Coat the chicken first in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in the beaten egg and finally coat well with breadcrumbs. Place on a baking tray. Repeat with remaining chicken, flour, egg mixture and breadcrumbs.
3. Spray chicken with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each with two tablespoon pasta sauce. Arrange avocado over sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden and chicken is cooked through.
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