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Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole
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Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a terrific chicken casserole recipe that's packed with all the flavors of the traditional Italian dish. This version is easier and healthier for you. How, you ask? By turning it into a casserole, using fresh ingredients, and baking the chicken instead of frying it. Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian meal, so if you want to give your recipe a makeover, try this option. Many people have their own versions of Chicken Parmesan, so it's nice to try a new one every once in a while. Make this easy casserole the next time you're in the mood for Chicken Parmesan. This recipe for Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole is great because it only requires one dish. It is so much simpler to make this casserole instead of traditional chicken Parmesan, but everyone will still be impressed when you pull this gorgeous casserole out of the oven. Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole tastes great on its own, but you could serve this chicken casserole recipe with a side of pasta and additional sauce.

Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 50 min

Ingredients
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 ounces pasta sauce, jarred or homemade
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag garlic croutons, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Check out more amazing Italian chicken casserole recipes in our collection of 12 Chicken Parmesan Casseroles.


Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread ¼ cup of sauce on the bottom of the dish.
     
  3. In a large bowl or gallon freezer bag, combine the chicken pieces, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Turn to coat.
     
  4. Spread about 1/4 cup of the pasta sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Place the chicken in the dish in an even layer. Top the chicken with the remaining pasta sauce, making sure that all of the chicken is covered. Bake for 30 minutes.
     
  5. After 30 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven. Top the casserole with mozzarella cheese, crushed croutons, and parmesan cheese. Bake for another 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

 


So-Simple Chicken Parmesan Casserole

 

This recipe for Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole was inspired by the reader-favorite So-Simple Chicken Parmesan Casserole.

 


Why You Should Make This Casserole Recipe Tonight

Italian dishes are always a hit, so the next time you feel like ordering pizza, make this dish instead! By the time a pizza would arrive, you could be enjoying this wonderful Chicken Parmesan casserole. Plus, you will have the satisfaction of making something the whole family will love. For a complete meal, you can serve this casserole with a side of pasta, garlic bread, or both! With this easy casserole recipe, you can enjoy the rich and cheesy flavors of Italian food without paying a pizza delivery fee. As an added bonus, this recipe is much healthier than a restaurant pizza. So, if you want to treat yourself without the guilt and money, look no further than this Chicken Parmesan casserole.

Try this reader-favorite and test-kitchen approved recipe tonight! It is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. If you make this Chicken Parmesan casserole, let us know what you thought in the comments!

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I love chicken parmesan, but almost never make it at home because it seems complicated. This recipe sounds so easy and looks delicious! I'm sure chicken parmesan will taste just as delicious in casserole form.

Chicken Parmesan is a family favorite, but I never imagined it as a casserole. This seems much less time consuming to make!

This looks like a better alternative to the way I usually make chicken parm! Less mess in my kitchen...worth trying!

This is such a great twist on one of my favorite dishes! Would be a dynamic duo with a side of garlic bread.

A great looking and easy recipe. I can use this next time I don't know what to make for dinner!

This seems super easy to make!

This was a pretty tasty dish. My entire family loved it! Next time, I may leave off the croutons-- I am not sure they were needed. I would rather make dinner rolls and serve them on the side, instead. Otherwise, A recipe!!

I loved the flavors of this incredibly easy to make casserole. The basil really came through and the croutons enhanced the textures of the dish. Next time, I may try this casserole with pasta added too!

This casserole was DELICIOUS. I was blown away by how much I loved this casserole. The croutons on the top were a really nice touch. I would definitely make this recipe again )

This casserole was SUPER easy to make! It basically only dirties one dish. Next time I am going to serve this with pasta.

It was so yummy! I would definitely add this recipe to my recipe book!

This looks so delicious! I love chicken parmesan.

I clicked on the link just now and it took me to the correct place. It should take you to the Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole recipe on the Mystery Lover's Kitchen blog.

link takes me also to mysteryloverskitchen.com i cannot get to the recipe this has happened in other recipes

link takes me to mysteryloverskitchen.com I tried several times, same result. Did search by recipe name, it comes back to this page with error in link.

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