Who likes chicken?

Our volunteer Jean Paller shares her recipe for Chicken Calabrese, a classic recipe with tomato, cheese and basil, that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds!



(Chicken breast with fresh tomato cheese and basil)


2-chicken breast

1-handful fresh basil

1-pack mozzarella cheese 150g

Salt and pepper

1-tbsp olive oil

Cherry tomatoes 350g

2-gloves garlic

1-oz, 30g Parmesan cheese

4-tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Season the chicken breast on each side with salt and pepper.
  2. In a frying pan add the olive oil on medium heat caramelize the chicken breast (make it slightly brown) on each side.
  3. Cut all the cherry tomatoes in half.
  4. Once chicken is caramelized on each side add crushed garlic to frying pan followed by the tomatoes.
  5. Deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar and grate the Parmesan cheese over the chicken and tomatoes.
  6. Slice the basil and shred and add to pan.
  7. Put mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken breast or enough to cover the whole chicken breast.
  8. Bake in oven for 15 -20 mins at 200 degrees.


Jean Paller works as a domestic worker in Singapore, and volunteers with HOME in her spare time.



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