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Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan is one of the most delicious recipes I have made in awhile. Sautéed onions and zucchini paired with boneless chicken and topped with a tomato sauce and cheese and baked till golden and bubbly. This is a dish that anyone can enjoy. Great for weeknights but also offers a gorgeous presentation for entertaining guests. 

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I discovered this recipe for Baked Chicken Parmesan in a cookbook I’ve owned for probably 10 years, Dietitians of Canada Great Food Fast. It has easy recipes that are healthy and really easy to make. All the ingredients are easy to find that you may already have on hand! You can serve it over rice or pasta to make it a complete meal or just eat it on its own as I do.

Baked Chicken Parmesan - Easy, cheesy, mouthwatering comfort food!

Baked Chicken Parmesan 

I think the added veggies in the mix offer so much flavor to the dish. It is such a delightful recipe that we have made time and time again. If you are a fan of tomato and chicken together I am sure this recipe is right up your alley. 

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Baked Chicken Parmesan - Easy, cheesy, mouthwatering comfort food!

Do You Pre-Cook the Chicken for Baked Chicken Parmesan 

Yes, you will partially cook your chicken in a skillet to add a crust to the chicken. This offers a great texture to the dish but also adds so much more flavor and depth to the Chicken Parmesan. 

Do You Add a Crust to your Chicken 

No. I wanted to offer a lighter version so I option from the traditional breading of Chicken Parmesan. To be honest, I love how it isn’t so heavy, and you won’t miss the breadcrumbs! 

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Parmesan 

As I mentioned above we generally serve it over rice or pasta. But you can eat it alone or pair with a salad for a lighter option. You might even want to add a side of roasted or steamed veggies if you prefer. 

  • Pasta
  • Rice (0r cauli-rice) 
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Green salad
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Breadsticks or garlic bread 

How to Make Baked Chicken Parmesan

Start by adding oil in a skillet and searing your chicken breasts for a few minutes on each side, to get it golden brown and create a crust. Then you want to transfer the partially cooked chicken to the baking dish. 

Then toss in zucchini and onions in the skillet and sauté till lightly brown and tender. Remove the veggies from the pan and lay on top of the chicken in the baking dish. 

Next, in a small bowl add your Italian season and tomato sauce and pour over the chicken and veggies. Sprinkle with the parmesan and mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees for around 30 minutes. Make sure the juice runs clear before serving.  

How to Store Leftovers 

Simply place any leftovers in airtight containers and place in the fridge. This is a great dish to meal prep with or eat again for a meal later down the line. You can store the leftover chicken in the fridge for up to three days. At that time you will need to toss out any leftovers. 

Can You Freeze Baked Chicken Parmesan 

I have not tried to freeze this but I think you would have no problem freezing any leftovers. Just cover tight or place in airtight container and store anywhere from 1-3 months. Thaw in the fridge the night before and then reheat in microwave or oven. If you reheat in the oven I recommend keeping it wrapped in aluminum foil to prevent the cheese from overcooking. 

Will Baked Chicken Parmesan Double Good 

Yes. Feel free to double or even triple this recipe if you need to. Just grab a larger pan and use that for baking. I have had no trouble making extra of this. 

Helpful Kitchen Tools 

These tools are really handy when making Baked Chicken Parmesan. 

Easy Chicken Dinner Recipe 

If you love chicken as we do in our house, I think you will enjoy this recipe a lot. It is easy to prep and within no time you are tossing in the oven to bake. Don’t be bored with dinner, try something new and see how you and your family enjoy it. Plus this recipe offers a gorgeous presentation so great for serving to guests. 

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Baked Chicken Parmesan - Easy, cheesy, mouthwatering comfort food!

Yield: 4

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Easy, cheesy, mouthwatering comfort food!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp of oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and sear for 1 to 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Transfer to a baking dish.
  2. Heat remaining oil in the skillet. Add zucchini and onions and saute for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan and place on top of the chicken.
  3. In a bowl, mix the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Pour over the chicken and vegetables. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top.
  4. Bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until juices run clear on the chicken when it’s pierced with a fork.

 


Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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