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November 27, 2020

‘Chicken in Pyjamas’ – Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Chicken in Pyjamas

We love to sharing our favourite family meals with you and this ‘Chicken in Pyjamas’ Recipe is a HUGE hit in my house – we’ve been making it for years!

It’s an easy recipe that allows for some simple shortcuts too ;).  This recipe serves 4 adult sized portions, we are a family of two adults and two children so there’s usually some leftover for lunches the next day.

Ingredients – 

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs (beaten in a medium bowl)
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • two tablespoons of olive oil or cooking spray
  • 200g of shaved ham
  • 2 cups of fresh baby spinach (can be substituted for frozen)
  • 1 cup of Tomato Pasta Sauce (out of a jar is fine)
  • 4 slices of Cheese (we use Tasty but Mozzarella would also be great)
  • Veggies to serve – we served ours with honey carrots, broccoli and a Jacket Potato.


Carefully cut each chicken breast in half along the inside to create a flat schnitzel, coat the chicken in the egg mixture before rolling in the breadcrumb.

Place the crumbed chicken in a large frying pan on med-high heat with the olive oil, cook until brown on both sides and cooked through (roughly 5mins on each side).

Place the breast pieces in a casserole dish and layer with ham and then spinach. Evenly divide the Tomato Pasta Sauce over each breast and then top with a nice thick slice of cheese.

Place dish under the grill until the cheese is golden and melted on top.

Yummy and Healthy Chicken in 'Pyjamas' - Chicken Parmigiama

Serve with steamed veggies or a lovely fresh salad.

We usually have some left overs – the kids love the Chicken in Pyjamas cut up and placed in a sandwich with cream cheese.

Here are some of our other favourite family meals –

Mini Meatloaf 

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise

Chickpea & Mango Chicken Balls

Salmon and Leek Pies

Louise x

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