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A beloved pub fare in Australia, a good chicken parmagiana (or parmy as the locals might say) is a glorious thing indeed. Originally an Italian-American invention, chicken parmagiana in Australia is often served with a side of chips and salad. The elevated rustic cuisine compromises of simple ingredients, yet it is the quality and care that defines a good parmy and a great one.


Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin (roughly 700g)

All-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper

2 large eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper and beaten

Panko bread crumbs (or normal bread crumbs)

500g garlic & Italian herbs tomato sauce

200g grated mozzarella cheese


The Method

1) Season chicken breasts with salt & pepper, marinate in fridge for at least 1 hour and ideally overnight.

2) Dredge each breast in flour, shake off excess. Dip in egg wash, drip off excess. Dredge both sides with panko bread crumbs.

3) Fill a frying pan with 2cm of oil, heat up to medium high fire and fry cutlets till golden brown on each side.

4) Preheat oven to 200C.

5) Transfer to a baking sheet, top each breast with tomato sauce and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese.

6) Bake in oven till chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes

7) Serve with a side of chips and salad.

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