Herb Breaded Chicken Breast Served in Tomato Sauce

Herb Breaded Chicken Breast Served in Tomato Sauce

It is easy to make, but it looks gorgeous. The herb bread crumb topping catches a lot of tomato sauce and is very tasty.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken breasts (small)
2 (about 200 g x2)
Sliced cheese
2 (or 1)
1/2 cup
Fresh parsley
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
(Powdered cheese, optional)
1/2 to1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
to taste
Tomato sauce
about 1 cup (or more to your taste)
Olive oil
as needed


1. Mix the panko, parsley, and garlic well (add powdered cheese if you like).
2. Prick the chicken breast with your fork and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tenderize with a rolling pin to make it evenly thick.
3. Make a slit horizontally through the centre of the thickness. Put a folded-in-half slice of cheese inside. To prevent the cheese from leaking, push the cheese in completely.
4. Thinly grease the surface of the chicken breast with olive oil and coat with the prepared bread crumb mixture by pressing hard. (Olive oil is not particularly necessary.)
5. Fry the chicken breast on both sides in a frying pan until golden brown. Cover with a lid to cook through. It's ready when you insert a skewer and clear juice comes out (if the juice is still cloudy, cook for a little longer).
6. Pour the tomato sauce into the same frying pan and cook down for a while (see the hints). (If you want to add garlic, follow Step ⑨.)
7. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cover generously with the sauce. Sprinkle with basil or parsley and serve.
8. You can use any cheese. I used cheddar cheese this time. Its flavour is good for the chicken.
9. Before pouring in the tomato sauce, add the sliced garlic. Cook over low heat to infuse the oil with its flavour and add the sauce. It will be tastier.
10. You can use shop-bought tomato sauce, but I recommend using a home-made one.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use my home-made tomato sauce.