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What You'll Need for this Fast and Delicious Chicken Parmesan RecipeThis ingenious chicken Parmesan requires no breading, no frying, and only takes minutes to put together. Since there is no fried coating in this chicken Parmesan recipe it's much lower in calories and fat. The crouton crust serves double-duty by soaking in the sauce and chicken juices, as well as forming a crispy, cheesy topping.
Here's what you'll need to make 6 portions:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
hot red pepper flakes, to taste
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped basil
8 oz mozzarella, shredded
4 oz Parmesan, grated
1 (5-oz) package garlic croutons
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Prepping the Casserole DishSpread the olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes evenly on the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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In Goes the ChickenPlace the chicken breasts in the dish, and evenly space so they cook uniformly.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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Top with the Tomato Sauce and BasilBe sure to cover evenly.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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The First Layer of CheeseTop with half the mozzarella, and half the Parmesan.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Adding the Garlic CroutonsPour over the croutons and spread evenly.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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The Final TouchTop with the remaining cheese.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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Baked to Crispy, Cheesy Perfection!Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F., or until top is browned and the chicken is cooked through.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake Ready to EatLet rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sauce, and juices, spooned from the bottom of the casserole.