Baked Chicken Parmesan

Dinner

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Did you know that Chicken Parmesan is in the top 3 favorites in Italian restaurants.  This recipe has been swarming all over Pinterest for about a month now.  So, being that I love Pinterest…..I figured I better give it a try.  I am SO SO glad I did.  My husband and toddlers agree.

The pictures do NOT do this meal justice.
Baked Chicken Parmesan 2I took me 5 minutes to put together and I had all the ingredients on hand.

It did take a little longer than an hour to bake, but next time I will cut my chicken breasts down to 1/2 to 1 inch thick and make sure they are completely thawed in the middle.  That being said.  So worth the wait and we all had seconds.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 5 thawed chicken breasts, cut to 1/2 to 1 inch thick
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (5 oz) bag Butter and Garlic croutons
  • 2 cups marinara sauce. (I used Classico roasted tomato and basil)
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In a casserole dish, (I used an 11x9 foil pan) drizzle in the olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Put the minced garlic evenly over the olive oil.
  2. Layer on the chicken breasts in to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Pour marinara sauce over top and sprinkle with the dried basil
  4. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 cup parmesan cheese.
  5. Top with croutons followed by remaining cheeses.
  6. Bake for 55-65 minutes at 350 until chicken is 160 degrees.
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