Chicken Parmesan on a budget

This chicken Parmesan recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, but it’s also budget friendly.


It’s that time of the month again – time to get out the crackers and be creative, or you can give this budget-friendly chicken Parmesan recipe a go. Your family will love you for it.

*Serves 4


  • 4 slices Sasko Low GI Wholewheat Dumpy Brown Bread
  • 50g Parmesan, finely grated, with extra for topping
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 600ml tomato pasta sauce
  • 8 slices mozzarella
  • 50g Parmesan, grated

To serve:

  • Cooked pasta, tossed in olive oil
  • Fresh basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Blitz the bread in a food processor until it is crumbs. Add the Parmesan and blitz again to combine.
  3. Pour the breadcrumbs into a large bowl.
  4. Mix the egg and milk together in another large bowl.
  5. Flatten the chicken breasts by placing them between two pieces of clingfilm and, using a rolling pin or similar object, whack the breasts to flatten them out.
  6. Dip each breast into the egg mixture on both sides and allow the excess to drip off before coating in the breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Shallow fry the breasts in batches in a non-stick pan on medium heat until golden brown on both sides, for about eight minutes.
  8. Pour half of the pasta sauce into a medium-sized baking dish. Place the breasts on top.
  9. Top each breast with two slices of mozzarella and then pour over the remaining sauce.
  10. Sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with pasta and fresh basil.

*Recipe courtesy of Sasko


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