Chicken with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Chicken with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil recipe by Annabel Karmel


Chicken with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

This Chicken with Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil recipe is very simple to make. The tomato and basil sauce, with the mini mozzarella balls, is delicious and complements the chicken coated in Panko breadcrumbs perfectly!

This lovely recipe is taken from Annabel’s recipe book Real Food Kids Will Love


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
Dash of sugar
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 chicken breasts sliced in 3 strips
50g plain flour
2 eggs beaten
75g Panko breadcrumbs
100g cherry tomatoes, halved
10 mini mozzarella balls


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and fry for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar. Cover and bring up to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the chicken on a board. Cover with clingfilm the bash until thin. Season and coat in plain flour. Dip into the egg, then into Panko breadcrumbs. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and sauté the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  3. Spread the sauce into the base of a shallow ovenproof dish. Put the chicken on top and scatter over tomatoes and mozzarella. Put under the grill for 5 to 8 minutes until bubbling and cooked through and the cheese has melted.

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