Monday, March 5, 2012

Chicken Parmesan Bake

Chicken Parmesan Bake

It has come to my realization that it's been a little while since I shared an entree. Apologies. Since I'm still trying to get through all the recipes with photos I took with my old camera, this little beauty is what I decided to tell you all about. As most of us know, Chicken Parmesan can be very unhealthy (fried, globs of mozzarella...etc). This recipe presents a healthier solution-and in a fun, casserole kind of way! The croutons here mimic the crunchiness of the fried chicken, and using both Parmesan and shredded mozzarella brings down the calorie count. The first night I made this Michael and I were just so enamored with it, it was delicious! Word of advice though-it definitely loses something when it's leftover. It was very hard to finish. I probably wouldn't make this again unless I had a whole group of people to feed. If you have children, though, you should be good-it really is ridiculously tasty fresh! Enough jibber jabber, now, on to the recipe:

Chicken Parmesan Bake

Chicken Parmesan Bake
Note: This is infinitely better fresh than leftover. I suggest making it when you have a lot of people, so it all gets eaten in one night.
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5-7 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/8 cup chopped basil
  • 4 oz. (1/2 cup) Parmesan, grated 
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 (5 oz.) package of garlic croutons.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a 9 x 13 dish, spread oil and garlic around to coat the bottom.
  • Lay chicken breasts in dish.
  • Pour tomato sauce over chicken.
  • Sprinkle herbs,, then 1/2 the cheeses over the dish.
  • Cover in croutons.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
  • Bake 35 minutes.
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  1. What a great idea to use the croutons!

    This would be a definite hit in my house! I can't wait to try it!

  2. Another good use of croutons - I often make my own and sometimes I just want to find something new to eat them with :) I'd imagine the croutons would go mushy which is why this doesn't keep well...

    1. You're completely right-it's because the croutons get soggy. Blech.


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