A cheesy Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe that’s baked and not fried. Only 5 ingredients needed to make this delicious classic, perfect for a hearty weeknight meal!
This Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe (aka chicken parmigiana) is a classic recipe that’ll become a family favorite. When it comes to hearty and delicious main dishes, this one has to be a hall of famer. Now I’ve made it even easier to make, with just 5 key ingredients.
Why this is so good An easy take on a delicious classic, only five ingredients. Paired up with spaghetti for a complete meal. Looks fantastic with minimal effort, great for guests! Baked not fried, for a healthier twist. Ingredients Spaghetti – you can use gluten free or whole wheat spaghetti – just make sure to adjust the cook time to package instructions. Spaghetti Sauce – jarred or homemade , whatever you have the time for! Chicken Tenders – or 6-8 small chicken breasts. Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan Cheese. How To Make This Easy Chicken Parmesan
Pour spaghetti sauce in a casserole dish and lay chicken evenly on top, then pour the remaining sauce over the chicken. Bake the chicken.
While the chicken bakes, cook the spaghetti as per package instructions. Then place the cheese on the chicken and broil.
Let the chicken cool for 5 mins and serve over a bed of spaghetti.
An easy Chicken Parmesan recipe
It’s easy, simple, so comforting and also perfect for work leftovers. Only 5 ingredients needed! If you want to whip up a homemade sauce go for it, but I’ve used jarred sauce and it works great. Plus it looks great too, for minimal effort – win win!
You’ll be making this baked chicken recipe for weeknight dinners for a long time because it’s totally foolproof. It’s not fried, so it has less calories and it’s never dry.
What to serve with this dish
Easy Chicken Parmesan is a hearty meal on it’s own, you can serve with a side of crusty bread or add some greens into your meal with shaved brussels sprouts, sauteed leeks or brown butter glazed carrots.
Best pasta for Easy Chicken Parmesan
I’ve used spaghetti for this chicken parm, that being said, you can really use any type of pasta you like, chicken parmesan served with penne pasta, orzo pasta or even a side of tortellini. Whatever takes your fancy!
Top Tips Choose chicken tenders/breasts that are similar size so they cook evenly. If some are much larger, cut them in half. You can add as much or as little sauce as you like to the chicken. Ideally use whole milk mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken, but you could also use a fresh mozzarella cheese or fontina cheese. You can garnish your chicken parmesan with chopped parsley or fresh basil, whatever you have on hand. Check out these other delicious chicken dishes Butter Cream Baked Chicken Chicken Fajitas Baked Ranch Chicken Spinach Stuffed Chicken
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Print Easy Chicken Parmesan (Baked) A cheesy Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe that's baked and not fried. Only 5 ingredients needed to make this delicious classic, perfect for a hearty weeknight meal! Course Main Course Cuisine American, Italian Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Servings 6 people Calories 962kcal Author Becky Hardin – The Cookie Rookie Ingredients 1 16 ounce package dry spaghetti, cooked & drained 1 32 or 48 ounce jar Spaghetti Sauce or homemade 12-14 boneless skinless chicken tenders or 6-8 small breasts 2-3 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese Garnishes: Extra grated Parmesan cheese Chopped fresh basil leaves Instructions Adjust an oven rack to the middle position, and heat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1 cup sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish and set the chicken, evenly, on top. Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken. Bake the chicken at 350°F for 30-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 155°F. The baking time will depend on the size of the chicken breasts. While the chicken bakes, cook the spaghetti per package directions and drain. Remove the chicken from the oven and set the oven to BROIL. Place a small mound of Mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken and sprinkle the Mozzarella with Parmesan. Return the chicken to the oven. Broil the chicken (watch closely) just until the cheese has melted and the internal temperature of the chicken registers 160-165°F with a meat thermometer. Transfer the chicken to a cooling rack and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve the chicken and sauce over a bed of cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil and serve with extra grated Parmesan, a side salad and Italian bread. Enjoy! Nutrition Calories: 962kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 118g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 322mg | Sodium: 1619mg | Potassium: 2370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 4mg
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