Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday at the Table - Chicken parmigiana

My daughter does cooking at school and we often try out the recipes at home beforehand. She was assigned a "allergy free" recipe recently and chose to make this yummy Chicken parmigiana, which is both gluten and egg free.

Gluten and egg-free Chicken Parmigiana
1/2 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1 kg vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
3/4 cup basil leaves, chopped
6 slices (250g) gluten-free bread, torn
1/2 cup gluten free plain flour
1/2 cup reduced fat plain yoghurt
4 (500g) chicken schnitzels (uncrumbed)
100g mozarella cheese, grated    baby spinach leaves , to serve        

1. Heat 2 table spoons oil in a non-stick frying pan over med-high heat. Add 2/3 garlic . Cook for 30 seconds then add tomato. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until tomatoes have just collasped. Stir in 1/2 cup basil
2. Process bread and 2 tablespoons flour until fine crumbs form. Add remaining basil. and process until finely chopped. Transfer mixture onto a large plate. Whisk yoghurt, remaining garlic and 2 tablespoons water together in a shallow bowl.
3. Coat 1 schnitzel lightly in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in yoghurt mixture, shaking off excess. Coat in bread mixture. Place on a plate and repeat with remaining schnitzels.
4. Heat remaining oil in the frying pan over medium heat. Cook chicken in batches for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden, adding more oil if needed.
5. Arrange chicken in a single layer in a baking tray , top with tomato mixture and sprinkle with mozarella cheese. Bake for a few minutes or until cheese is melted.
We served ours with pumpkin risoni (which may not be actually gluten free) but was still delicious.  Our boys don't like the tomato topping so just had some pieces of the crumbed chicken in a salad wrap - not sure if it is the yoghurt in the coating but the chicken seems to stay really nice and tender.
Linking to Debbies "Tuesday at the Table" at A Quilters Table.


  1. mmm. Sounds yummy! Thanks for linking up, Kirsten!

  2. My stomach is grumbling - it looks delish! Now you have an organized daughter who clearly tells you beforehand what she is cooking - I used to tell my mum on the way to school and we would have to make a hurried stop and buy all the ingredients!