Parmesan chicken escalopes recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Parmesan adds a tang to the breadcrumbs for a healthier, tastier alternative to shop-bought escalopes. Turkey breasts work just as well.


    • 4 skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 egg
    • 100ml (4fl oz) semi-skimmed milk
    • 200g (8oz) fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1tbsp chopped thyme
    • 1 pinch of black pepper
    • 250g (10oz) spaghetti
    • 75g (3oz) grated Parmesan cheese


    • Place the chicken breasts in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until 1cm thick.

    • Mix the egg with the milk and season.

    • Mix the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan, thyme and black pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then the breadcrumbs, and fry for 3-4 mins on each side. Cook spaghetti as directed on pack.

    • Serve the escalopes with spaghetti and top with Parmesan shavings.

    Top tip for making Parmesan chicken escalopes

    Top tip: Use a large pan and plenty of water for cooking spaghetti - it's important that the pasta can move around during cooking.

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