With a delicious combination of chicken, marinara/tomato sauce, cheese, and pasta, Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is as healthy as it is satisfying. It is made without breading or frying the chicken, instead it is baked with tomato sauce and cheese. Yum!
Life is busy and it just seems to get busier. When dinnertime rolls around, you need a meal that’s tasty, quick and easy. Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is that and more! Best of all, it’s only 5 ingredients. And you may even have some of these ingredients in your house.
Seriously, dinner doesn’t get easier than this. All you need is chicken breasts, marinara/tomato sauce, spaghetti, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
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How great is that!!
And there are only 5 easy steps to make this meal. Talk about an easy dish!
A Lightened Up and Healthier Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan is quick, easy, and it’s always a classic. While the classic version is made with fried chicken, this is definitely a healthier version. It’s made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. There’s no breading and the chicken is definitely not fried.
Even thought it’s healthier, Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is anything but bland. With pops of tomato and cheese flavour, juicy chicken, and feel good pasta – this meal always satisfies.
Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a wonderful 30-minute meal. Indulge in a big bowl of pasta and chicken tonight. You deserve it!
How to Make Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F (230°C).
If you don’t usually make dinner at 425°F, you are going to love it. When dinner cooks at a higher temperature it keeps the food juicy, while getting it to your table faster.
That’s a definite win-win!
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Step 2: Add ingredients to the casserole dish.
With a few simple layers, this dish comes together in no time. It all starts with the tomato or marinara sauce.
When you add one cup of the sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish, it does two really important things. First, it helps the chicken not stick to the bottom of the dish. And it flavors the bottom of the chicken. So, when you cover the chicken with the remaining sauce, the chicken is truly covered all over with the sauce. This gives it flavor and hepls to keep it super juicy.
Then comes my kiddos favorite part – the cheese. And it’s not just one type of cheese, it’s two. Hello, mozzarella and Parmesan.
The blend of mozzarella and parmesan is amazing. Where mozzarella is mellow and a perfect partner for tomato/marinara sauce (like with pizza), parmesan adds a richness that is just delicious. But together, these two cheeses are mouth-watering dinner perfection.
Best of all, Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan comes together so easily. It’s seriously so effortless, you can throw it together any day of the week. And it’s so tasty, people will think you’ve been cooking all day.
Step 3: Bake!
Before popping it in the oven, you’ll want to cover it with tin foil. This helps it cook faster and it keeps the chicken extra juicy.
Then for the last 10 minutes, you can remove the foil so the cheese melts to the delicious melty goodness. Is there anything better than yummy melted cheese?
Step 4: Cook the pasta.
You don’t need to wait for the chicken to be ready. After placing your chicken in the oven, you can start to heat up a pot of water for the noodles.
Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the package directions. When it’s ready, drain and set aside.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!
You can serve the dish with the noodles on the bottom and the sauce and chicken on top. Or you can serve it with noodles on the side. However you enjoy it, Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan won’t stay on your plate for long.
This dish is so good, you may want to lick the plate. But maybe save licking the plate for the nights that you don’t have guests over!
How do you know when the chicken is ready?
When your Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is finished cooking, you’ll want to make sure that it is fully cooked and safe to eat. The best way to do this is by using a meat thermometer. The recommended internal temperature of chicken is 165°F (74°C).
What is the best sauce for Chicken Parmesan?
You can use marinara or tomato sauce for Quick and Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan. Both are delicious. Simply choose any tomato based sauce that you love.
The truth is, you can’t go wrong with tomato based sauce and cheese. It’s going to be amazing!!
What to serve with Chicken Parmesan?
Sure, chicken parmesan is a whole meal unto itself. But, you may want to add a little something to it.
We usually add a salad. Some of our favorites are Winter Apple Spinach Salad, Avocado Mediterranean Salad , or Creamy Greek Salad. And if you enjoy a fruity dessert salad, Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad is so refreshing.
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Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan (5 Ingredients Recipe)
An easy version of Chicken Parmesan that still has the tasty combination of chicken, tomato sauce, and cheese. Serve with vegetables or a salad to make a perfect dinner.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven Baked & Boiled Noodles
- Cuisine: Italian
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (23 ounce) jar of marinara or tomato sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) package of spaghetti, cooked and drained
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425°F (230°C).
- Cover 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Add 1 cup tomato sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with chicken. Pour remaining tomato sauce over chicken. Cover with mozzarella cheese and then Parmesan cheese.
- Cover chicken with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes. Cook until an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- While chicken bakes, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Serve pasta with chicken and sauce.
Cook chicken until an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- Calories: 693 kcal
- Sugar: 8.56g
- Sodium: 1155mg
- Fat: 23.04g
- Saturated Fat: 10.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2.78g
- Trans Fat: 0.03g
- Carbohydrates: 48.67g
- Fiber: 4.98g
- Protein: 68.5g
- Cholesterol: 197.62mg
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