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Easy Chicken with Cheese Topping recipe

Juicy and full of flavor chicken with a cheesy top. This is a perfect meal for busy weeknights. Non stick pan and light mayonnaise will help you save more calories. If you use basic mayonnaise, try to add a bit less of it as it has more fat and might be too fatty. Let’s cook some chicken!

πŸ•Prep Time: 20 min πŸ•Cook Time: 20 min πŸ₯„Serves: 4 portions

INGREDIENTS

  • 600 g of chicken breast
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 0.5 tsp. Of salt
  • 0.5 tsp. Of pepper
  • 0.5 tsp. Of Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. Of oregano
  • A bit of chili if you like
  • 100-150g of breadcrumbs
  • 4 tsp. of sunflower oil
  • 1.5 tbsp. Of low fat mayonnaise (for the marinate)
  • About 1 tsp. Of low fat mayonnaise for each chicken pieces
  • 20g of thinly sliced cheese for each chicken piece

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small bowl mix all the spices (salt, pepper, smoked paprika and oregano).
  2. Cut the onion in half and slice lengthwise. Take the garlic and chop it into mid-size pieces. Put everything in a bowl.
  3. Cut chicken breast pieces in half and beat a little bit. Then sprinkle each side with spices, transfer chicken to a bowl with onions and garlic and add mayonnaise. Gently mix so all chicken pieces are covered in mayonnaise. Leave to marinate for an hour or even overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C (grill function).
  5. Preheat the pan to a bit more than medium heat and pour about 2 tbsp. of sunflower oil (for one cooking part in a non-stick 28 cm sized pan; to cook all chicken pieces it will take 2 parts). Pour breadcrumbs into the plate and dip each chicken side so that all the chicken is covered in a thin layer of breadcrumbs (you don’t need to use onion and garlic, they were used only for marinating). Cook in the pan till each side becomes golden brown color.
  6. Add more oil and lower the heat if the chicken starts burning.
  7. Place chicken on a paper towel to drain extra oil. Then put it on the baking tray. Put 1 tsp of mayonnaise on the chicken and spread it. Then add cheese and place in the oven for 7-10min (cheese must melt and get a little bit brown).
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice and/or salad.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving100 g
Calories271 Kcal
Energy value907 kJ
Fat14 g
Saturated Fat3g
Carbs7 g
Sugar1 g
Protein16 g
Salt0 g

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