Chicken Parmesan Bake

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it….twice.  I guess that means it looked really good to me.  I was at a loss for what to make for dinner one night and went to my handy dandy recipe board there to find a quick and easy idea.  Chicken Paremsan Bake stood out to me.  I called Joseph and asked him to stop on his way home from work to pick up a couple of ingredients we didn’t have, and set out making preparations.  I didn’t take pictures along the way, but this recipe is EASY.  And quick.  My two favorite things.  Even better, EVERYONE in the family loved it!  This is one that will definitely go into our regular rotation!

Chicken Parmesan Bake (via Food Wishes, where a nice video tutorial is also posted)

2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Hot red pepper flakes, to taste
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used tenderloins and just covered the bottom of the baking dish)
2 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped basil
8 oz mozzarella, shredded
4 oz Parmesan, grated
1 (5-oz) package garlic croutons

Coat the bottom of your baking dish with the olive oil and sprinkle the garlic and  red pepper flakes on top.  Place chicken breast in the dish, covering the entire bottom.  Pour 2 cups of marinara sauce over the chicken.  Sprinkle the basil and half of your mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.  Spread the croutons over the top of that, and then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.


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