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Chicken parmigiana with rocket salad

7
5
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This classic Italian dish is always a crowd-pleaser. A delicious combination of flavours and textures.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

garlic

3 clove(s), crushed

canned diced tomatoes

800 g, (2 x 400g)

caster sugar

1 tsp

fresh basil

2 tbs, shredded

skinless chicken breast

500 g, (2 x 250g each), halved horizontally

eggplant

1 small, cut into 1.5cm thick slices

bocconcini

90 g, sliced

rocket

4 cup(s), (120g)

cherry tomato

200 g, (or grape), halved

red capsicum

1 small, thinly sliced

balsamic vinegar

1 tbs

Potato, baby new, boiled

4 individual, to serve

oil spray

3 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook garlic, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomatoes and sugar and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sauce reduces and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in basil.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a chargrill or barbecue over high heat. Lightly spray both sides of chicken and eggplant with oil and cook for 2 minutes each side or until chicken is cooked through and eggplant is tender. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof dish with oil. Pour half the tomato sauce over base. Place chicken, in a single layer, over sauce and top each with a slice of eggplant. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Top with bocconcini and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. Meanwhile, place rocket, tomatoes, capsicum and vinegar in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Serve chicken with steamed potatoes and rocket salad.

Notes

Bocconcini cheese is small bite-sized balls of fresh mozzarella. It is sold in tubs of water or brine and should always be submerged so it doesn’t dry out.

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