Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chicken Parmesan Bake

 There are some recipes that no matter what version I see them, I totally want to try them.  

Do any of you have a recipe like that?

One of mine is Chicken Parmesan.  It always sounds so tasty and I didn't realize you could make it different ways.  I loved the Skillet Chicken Parmesan but I also loved this version because it was so easy and delicious.

My rating goes up like 2 stars just because it is quick and easy.  Between 3 sets of homework, music lessons, and someone always needing me for something, dinner is hardly ever a slow, take how much time you want occasion.  It is usually in, out, throw it in the oven dinner.  

This bake was perfect for that and it always helps if it tastes good, right!!??  We served it over noodles and ate almost the entire pan.  Delicious!

Chicken Parmesan Bake

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2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced finely
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were large so I used 4)
2 cups spaghetti sauce (your favorite)
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped (can use dried)
2 cups mozzarella, shredded and divided
1 cup fresh parmesan, shredded and divided
5 oz bag garlic croutons

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  In 9x13 baking dish, brush olive oil over bottom.  Sprinkle garlic on top of olive oil.

2. Lay chicken, in one layer, on top of garlic/olive oil mixture.  Pour the spaghetti sauce over the chicken.  Evenly sprinkle basil, 1 cup of mozzarella, and 1/2 cup parmesan over spaghetti sauce.  Spread croutons on top of cheese, spreading evenly, and sprinkle with the rest of the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

3.  Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through.  We used large chicken breasts and the chicken was done in about 40 minutes.  Remove from oven, let sit 5 minutes and serve with pasta.  Enjoy!

Source:  Food Wishes
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