Avocado Chicken Parmigiana

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This is one variation of Southern Italian dish "Parmigiana", which is made with shallow-fried eggplants slices topped with tomato sauce and cheese. It is then baked until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Some recipes use hard grated cheeses such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, while others use softer melting cheeses like Mozzarella, or a combination of these. I just used Parmesan (that's all I had when I made this dish) will definitely use the combination next time.

  • 220 g Chicken breast fillet, halved lengthways
  • 30 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 100 g Dried breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 Avocado, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • Salad leaves, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F fan-forced. Place chicken between 2 sheets plastic film and pound to 1/4-inch thick with a rolling pin.
  2. Coat the chicken first in flour, shaking off excess, then dip in the beaten egg and finally coat well with breadcrumbs. Place on a baking tray. Repeat with remaining chicken, flour, egg mixture and breadcrumbs.
  3. Spray chicken with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each with two tablespoon pasta sauce. Arrange avocado over sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden and chicken is cooked through.
Avocado Chicken Parmigiana on Foodista

83 comments:

alison 14/8/10 12:58

great ,great recipe!and the pics are very sugestive!

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Nesrina 14/8/10 13:33

looks fantastic...and I bet it tastes just as good as it looks..:)

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Amy @ cookbookmaniac 14/8/10 13:39

top these with avocado is a wonderful idea! i love avocados!

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Belinda @zomppa 14/8/10 14:22

Nice add of omegas! I wish I had that sauce in my freezer.

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lisaiscooking 14/8/10 14:33

Every time I see chicken parm, I start craving it, and yours looks amazing. The avocado on top is pretty too!

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Happy Cook 14/8/10 14:47

I love chicken made like this one of my fav too. Never added avocado though.

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petite nyonya 14/8/10 16:00

these look so good esp with slices of avocado on them. i have 2 avocados in my fridge right now, i'm so tempted to try this!

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Cookin' Canuck 14/8/10 16:19

This chicken parm looks perfectly done and I really like the addition of creamy avocado on top.

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aipi 14/8/10 16:28

looks great n perfectly done!

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Nadji 14/8/10 17:07

Un plat simple, rapide à préparer et plein de saveurs.
Bravo à toi.
Good weekend and see soon.

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Torviewtoronto 14/8/10 17:37

lovely pictures looks delicious

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Jo 14/8/10 17:47

Another absolutely gorgeous looking dish. i love the addition of avocado on top of the chicken - I bet it added an extra creaminess to the flavours.

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Honey Bee Sweets 14/8/10 17:49

Angie, your dishes never fail to entice me! Always so beautifully presented too. Nice!

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Jenn 14/8/10 19:22

What a great little spin on such a classic dish! It looks amazing!

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MaryMoh 14/8/10 22:04

Haha...I thought it's Mexican food! See, my mind is still on Mexican food after eating chicken fajita made by my daughter. New word but bet I pronounce 'parmigiana' wrongly :P Lovely dish with the chicken.

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OysterCulture 14/8/10 23:40

This dish just looks like perfection on a plate - It has all my favorite ingredients, just perfect - cannot wait to try it for myself.

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Magic of Spice 15/8/10 00:25

That is gorgeous...love the combination,just fantastic :) And great photos as always :)

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Baking Barrister 15/8/10 02:11

love the addition of the avocado!

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Chef Dennis 15/8/10 02:29

what a great twist on chicken parm! the avocado makes such a nice topping! this is certainly thinking outside the box!

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Peanutts 15/8/10 03:08

yummm, looks delish, the lovely photoes are making me hungry

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Claudia 15/8/10 03:16
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Claudia 15/8/10 03:17

The avocado beckons. This was a staple growing up but I must say yours looks fresher and scrumptious. Luscious photos.

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Stella 15/8/10 03:22

Hey Angie, this looks so luscious. I love the way avocado makes everything more fatty and deliciously rich but also more healthful! Great idea-will do...;)!

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Katie@Cozydelicious 15/8/10 03:39

What a fantastic idea! I love the pairing of creamy avocado with crispy chicken and chunky tomato sauce. I would never have though of it but can;t wait to try it out!

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Dishesdone 15/8/10 04:28

Great idea to top with avocado! great combination of flavors! Love it!

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Chow and Chatter 15/8/10 06:17

wow this looks wonderful what a cool idea to add avocado have a fab weekend Angie

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My Little Space 15/8/10 07:21

Oh Angie, these look so yummy! Wish I live closer! hehe.... By then, I think we both unable to walk out of the house! haha.... Have a great day.
Cheers, kristy

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Jeannie 15/8/10 07:27

I love your chicken recipe, so simple and yet came out so delicious looking!

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Heavenly Housewife 15/8/10 08:31

What an interesting twist on a classic. I bet this is lovely. Chicken and avocado are one of my favourite combos!
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

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busygran 15/8/10 08:49

That makes a good lunch! It's healthy too. I'm into healthy eating. Bookmarked!

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Joanne 15/8/10 15:05

I LOVE that you topped this with avocado! New classic!

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Velva 15/8/10 15:19

Avocado is an interesting addition to a parmesan style food. I really like it.

Angie, you are so creative.

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Ju (The Little Teochew) 15/8/10 15:41

The avocado slices make a whole world of difference!

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Jennifurla 15/8/10 16:07

Just gorgeous, so yummy! great pics.

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Mary 15/8/10 16:32

What a lovely new approach to an old favorite chicken dish. This looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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theUngourmet 15/8/10 17:52

This is gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to put the avocado on top. Brilliant...and so pretty!

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Anna 15/8/10 19:03

Oh Angie...this looks so yummy, loved looooooooved the avocado on top.

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Jennifer 15/8/10 20:04

I love chicken parm and I am loving the avocado! Great idea and beautiful presentation :)

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Faith 16/8/10 01:09

This is such a beautiful, healthy spin on Chicken Parmigiana...I love it! Your tomato pasta sauce looks amazing, I'm going to have to check out your recipe!

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Reeni 16/8/10 03:13

These are so delicious looking Angie! I love your little twist on them with avocado!

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Kitchen Corner 16/8/10 03:34

Very delicious appetizer! I enjoy Italian foods. Thanks for sharing!

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zurin 16/8/10 04:09

beautiful Angie! teh tomato sauce n the avocado looks like a winning combo.:)

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 16/8/10 05:24

Avocado makes everything better, doesn't it?!

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Joy 16/8/10 05:31

That looks great. I love the texture that avocados add to dishes.

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scrambledhenfruit 16/8/10 07:11

This looks so delicious! I've never thought to put avocado on chicken parm, but why not! I heart avocado- Thanks!

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noobcook 16/8/10 07:44

the avocado and cheese topping is making me very hungry now :) another beautiful creation :)

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Jess @ Bakericious 16/8/10 09:00

Angie, you are always impressing me, beautiful presentation and delicious look dishes

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maameemoomoo 16/8/10 10:53

I like avocado with everything! For a while, i thought the chicken would be fried but no.. it's baked! Looks decadent, Angie ;)

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Cheah 16/8/10 12:11

Beautiful clicks, Angie! Great recipe too!

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Cheah 16/8/10 12:17

Angie, congrats for being on Top 9 at Foodbuzz!

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Elin 16/8/10 13:40

OMG! this looks so delicious ...all my favourite in one...eggplant with tomatoes and cheese...yummy! Thanks for the recipe...simple yet delish is what I am looking for :)

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pegasuslegend 16/8/10 14:25

Don't know where you got this brillant idea but wow~ heaven on a plate love the addition of avocado~

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Emily 16/8/10 16:09

This is an interesting take on a classic. Anything with avocado is a winner for me. I love it!

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Biren 16/8/10 16:13

This looks so delicious and tasty. I like the avocado on the top.

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5 Star Foodie 16/8/10 16:47

Super delicious with avocado!

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Ann Marie 16/8/10 16:58

This looks fabulous. My meal inspiration for tonight! My mouth is watering!

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Cristina 16/8/10 17:30

This is what I'm making for dinner tonight! Beautifully coated chicken parmigiana and the avocado is the perfect touch.

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nora@ffr 16/8/10 17:53

vat a beautifully made dish angiee!!! its been a while since i havnt used avocado.. got to get some tomrw and try this delicious dish for lunch.. yumm!!

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ravienomnoms 16/8/10 18:26

What an awesome meal! I love the avocado on it, never had it that way, but I have a feeling I would love it!

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whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 16/8/10 18:49

I want this so bad, I wish you were my neighbor! I guess I will just have to go make it myself!
-Gina-

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 16/8/10 21:10

I don't eat chicken but I bet an avocado eggplant parmesan would be amazing, too. Thanks for the idea!

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tigerfish 16/8/10 21:20

Tomato sauce is my favorite and what a nice addition of avocado atop the chicken parmigiana.

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Juliana 16/8/10 23:59

Wow Angie...I love the idea of avocado...nice twist :-)

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Yummy Team 17/8/10 01:59

WOW!! That looks tempting..

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sweetlife 17/8/10 02:18

i love this, great recipe angie..yum
congrats on top nine!!

sweetlife

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wenn 17/8/10 03:08

they sure look scrumptious. Btw, I hv a new blog entitled Scrumptious. Hope to see u there.

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Elizabeth and Jared 17/8/10 06:39

Do you know that I only discovered the amazing combination of avocado and chicken about three weeks ago! I nearly died from the beautiful flavour the offered when married together. So now I am on the lookout for all things chicken and avocado. You are a genius!

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Chef E 17/8/10 15:30

I do not have all the ingredients for this, but I do have chicken salad and avocados to toss together, so I will imagine your wonderful dish as I bite into it!

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 18/8/10 16:09

That looks stupendous! Love the avocado and parmesan topping!

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Kamalika 18/8/10 17:54

While searching for some chicken breast recipe I tumbled to your blog...loved the recipe..bookmarking it...you have a wonderful blog...glad to follow you....

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A Canadian Foodie 19/8/10 05:19

Very pretty and a very simple addition to a classic recipe. I love the idea of the creamy avacado (which I would salt and add lemon to) paired with the crispy chicken.
MMM
:)
Valerie

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Sophie 19/8/10 09:36

Waw, Angie!! What a pretty & fantastic looking chicken dish!!

MMMMMMMMM,..How do you come up with these great combo's??

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Lazaro Cooks! 19/8/10 17:37

Fantastic chicken parm dish. The fanned avocado topping was a great idea.

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Koci 3/9/10 19:27

Oooh I love the addition of avocado! They always add such a nice, cool taste and texture to any dish.

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Kumi 9/9/10 05:29

Hi Angie. I tried this recipe the other day and it got two thumbs up from my Husband! It's one of his favorite dishes now. :-)

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Rosy 9/9/10 14:36

I love the different take on Chicken Parmigiana! Looks delicious!

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