Chicken Parmi

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Chicken parmi is pub classic, but once you try this recipe, it will set new standards and be hard to beat. Our homemade schnitzels, Wood Smoked Leg Ham and fresh basil makes this the ultimate parmi to enjoy.

Tip: If time is limited pick up some pre-crumbed chicken schnitzels from your local butcher or supermarket


  • 2 chicken breasts

  • ½ cup plain flour

  • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 400g tomato passata (eg. Mutti Passata Gastronomia)

  • 200g Adelaide Hills Fine Foods Wood Smoked Leg ham, halved

  • 12 basil leaves

  • 1 cup pizza cheese

  • Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4


  1. Place chicken breasts on a chopping board and slice each horizontally through the centre, creating four breast fillets. Place each fillet between two sheets of plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to flatten to about 1.5cm thick.
  2. Place flour in a plastic bag with salt and pepper, mixing to combine. Add each fillet one at a time and toss inside the bag until evenly coated in flour. Place on a plate.
  3. Place eggs in a small shallow dish and spread breadcrumbs on a plate. Take each floured chicken fillet and lightly dip in the egg until coated all over. Place on the breadcrumbs and coat evenly on both sides. Place schnitzels on a plate until ready to cook.
  4. Preheat a grill to high.
  5. Heat half the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook two chicken schnitzels at a time for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden. Remove from pan and place on a baking tray. Repeat process with remaining oil and chicken schnitzels.
  6. To make the parmi’s, pour ¼ cup tomato passata over each cooked schnitzel. Top each schnitzel with 3 slices of leg ham, followed by 1 tablespoon extra of passata, 3 basil leaves and ¼ cup of pizza cheese. Place baking tray under preheated grill for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbling.
  7. Serve parmi’s with potato chips and mixed steamed greens.