Recipe: Cheese-crusted Chicken




  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 60g full-fat soft cheese
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 12g white breadcrumbs
  • 12g parmigiano reggiano
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C/400°F/Gas 6). Oil the baking tray, and lay the chicken on the tray. Brush each chicken breast with a small amount of oil and season.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the soft cheese, garlic and black pepper.
  3. In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, parmigiano reggiano and chives. Season well.
  4. Spread the soft cheese mixture over the chicken breasts, and sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top, gently patting into the soft cheese.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked, and the topping golden brown.
  6. Serve as desired. I enjoyed mine with homemade potato wedges.

Recipe adapted from Mary Berry’s Cookery Course.


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