Teesside Chicken Parmo Recipe


The chicken parmo is a Teesside institution and the perfect way to end a night out. The dish was shared with the world when it was cooked up by Anthony O’Shaughnessy on Master chef in 2018. Following its appearance, the dish drew criticism for its high-calorie content. But our thoughts are the same as all good things in life, enjoy it in moderation!

The dish is simply made with a fried breaded chicken escalope, topped with bechamel sauce and cheddar cheese. Although it was traditionally made with pork the recipe has changed over the years.

The cheese used can sometimes be a brighter orange or a mix of various cheeses. However, we’ve gone for a standard, mature British cheddar.

Over the years restaurants have served up new takes on the parmo from Pizza Parmos to Parmo Burgers. Well, we’re sticking with the traditional Teesside parmo recipe so we hope you enjoy…in moderation!

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Chicken Parmo

The Teesside Chicken Parmo is the perfect way to end a night out. The calorific treat should be enjoyed in moderation, but you best believe you'll enjoy it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword teesside chicken parmo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


Bechamel sauce

  • 30 g Butter
  • 30 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 300 ml Milk

Chicken escalope

  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 300 g Breadcrumbs
  • 150 g Cheese


  • Melt the butter and stir in the flour and nutmeg. 
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and simmer on medium heat until the sauce is thickened.
  • Flatten two chicken breasts between greaseproof paper.
  • Dip the flattened chicken in egg then breadcrumbs. Shallow fry in oil at 170°C for 3 1/2 minutes each side.
  • Cover the fried fillets in bechamel sauce and top with cheddar cheese. Finish under a medium grill for 6 minutes. 


  1. A fast-food fix in Teesside means only one thing deep-fried breaded chicken slathered with bechamel sauce and melted cheese.

  2. My exe had family in Middlesbrough and I was introduced to this awesome end of night take out dish, perfect after bingo and way to many beers, packs as much punch as a northern girl, gonna use this recipe tonight,cheers Sarah ? ✊ ? ?

  3. 5 stars
    Made this a few times now and firm family favourite. First had it at Garlogie Inn in Aberdeenshire which is run my a couple from Middlesbrough. I have yet to venture to Middlesbrough to try it in its home town.

  4. 5 stars
    My husband is from around this area I unfortunately cannot eat it as have a alagee from cheese but the family love this .


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