How To Make A Teesside Parmo Under 600 Calories

You might have heard of the Parmo – it’s a delicacy from Teesside (North East England) which everyone (nearly everyone) loves

It’s basically a flattened breaded chicken breast, deep fried, bechamel sauce and cheese on top. As you can probably tell, it’s extremely calorific.

I thought there must be a way to get the calorie content down, and there is! Mine comes in at 600 calories and it’s deeeeelicious!

What you will need (to make one Parmo):

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup 0% fat milk
  • 10g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup golden breadcrumbs
  • 25g red leicester cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 (fan) degrees
  2. Butterfly your chicken breast and flatten with a rolling pin (or equivalent)
  3. Whisk your eggs and dip the chicken in the mixture then in the breadcrumbs
  4. Lay on a lined baking tray and put in the oven for 20 minutes
  5. Whisk flour and put in a pan along with a bit of the milk
  6. Start to stir in the rest of the milk slowly while stirring
  7. Add butter and stir this in until the mixture goes thick
  8. Take chicken breast out of the oven and top with mixture
  9. Add grated cheese and put back in the oven for 5 minutes
  10. The cheese should have melted and now it’s ready to eat!
  11. Serve with sweet potato chips and salad for a balanced meal

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