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Dairy Free & Gluten Free Chicken Parmigiana.

Dairy Free & Gluten Free Chicken Parmigiana

  • Author: Vanessa Vickery
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x



Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1x 400gram tin organic diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Black pepper and sea salt to season

Chicken Schnitzel

  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half in a similar manner to¬†butterflying, but cutting right through
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot (or tapioca flour)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Macadamia Cheese

  • 1 cup macadamias, soaked for a minimum 4 hours
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  2. To make the chicken schnitzel; place the chicken breasts between cling wrap and flatten with a meat tenderiser, or roll with a rolling pin, until they are nice and thin. Then add the almond meal, coconut flour, paprika, sea salt and pepper to a shallow bowl, mixing to combine. Place the egg and arrowroot flour in separate shallow bowls. Dip each piece of chicken into the arrowroot flour, then egg, then the crumb mixture. Make sure that they are evenly coated. Place in a baking dish and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. To make the tomato sauce; heat oil in a small sauce pan on moderate heat, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato, herbs and season with pepper and sea salt. Simmer for minimum 15 minutes.
  4. To make the macadamia cheese; add all the ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Once all the elements are ready; place the chicken schnitzel in a large baking dish and top each piece of chicken with the tomato sauce followed by the macadamia cheese.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the macadamia cheese is golden on top.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  8. Serves with your favourite steamed vegetables and sweet potato fries.