We all know that the season for comfort foods is closing in on us, this chicken parmesan casserole recipe falls into that category, and we just love our comfort foods. This casserole combines different textures from a gooey and saucy interior, to a crunchy topping exterior. It is very healthy and also quite easy on the Weight Watchers points for anyone keeping an eye on their calorie intake. Another great bonus is that is only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, then you just pop it in the oven and wait for it to be ready.
Chicken Parmesan Recipes
2 lbs raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste if you want it hot)
¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
2 cups marinara/pasta sauce (I used Wegmans Tomato Basil)
1 ½ cups 2% reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (I used the smallest holed side of my box grater), divided
3.5 oz garlic croutons, roughly crushed, leaving some larger pieces (I used New York Texas Toast brand Garlic & Butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Spread the cubed pieces of chicken across the bottom of the baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle the minced garlic, red pepper flakes and basil evenly over the chicken. Spread the sauce evenly across the top. On top of the sauce layer, sprinkle ¾ cup of the Mozzarella and one ounce of the Parmesan evenly across the dish. Sprinkle the crushed croutons across the top and follow with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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Chicken Parmesan Casserole
We love our casseroles here, and this is an easy chicken parmesan recipe, is delicious and a simple one to make, and one that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Of course it is also lovely to eat the following day, just pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and your ready. Try it out and enjoy a delicious oven baked parmesan chicken.