Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This Chicken Parmesan Casserole is an easy dinner that my family loved!  No frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. Chicken Parmesan Casserole - no frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Last week was kind of insane. I’m very linear in my approach to events or things I have to do but it seems like last week they all piled into one hot mess and I couldn’t attack one thing without diving into it all. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath.
I’m glad it’s over so I can focus on the fun, magical, making memories part of Christmas. I take that back. Tomorrow is D-day in Christmas shopping world. Because if I can’t order it tomorrow on Amazon Prime, then basically I’m not getting it at all.
So after tomorrow life will be filled with hot chocolate, marshmallows, sugar cookies, and Reese’s peanut butter trees which are so much better than the regular ones.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole - no frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Can you believe my family actually wants to eat dinner this week? I mean don’t they know that I’m busy making toffee and Oreo balls? Why can’t they eat that for dinner?
Can we just keep it real here? People think that families of food bloggers eat these beautifully garnished and styled dinners. Puh-lease.
Almost every blogger I know takes pictures of their food around noon when the light is good. Scrapes off the toppings and reheats it later for dinner for their families. True story. Hate to burst your bubble.
That’s actually exactly what happened with this dish. I knew as soon as my family started eating this that this was a winner and would be a repeat in our house (also because it’s so easy).

It’s basically the easiest version of chicken parmesan without all of the frying. The croutons give that garlicky crunch!

Chicken Parmesan Casserole - no frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Chicken Parmesan Casserole - no frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , or to taste
  • 6 skinless , boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups prepared marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese , divided
  • 1 (5 ounce) package garlic croutons
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Coat the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic and hot red pepper flakes.
  3. Arrange the chicken breasts in bottom of the dish, and pour marinara sauce over chicken. Sprinkle basil over marinara sauce, and top with half the mozzarella cheese, followed by half the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on the croutons, then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese and croutons are golden brown and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the shape and thickness of your chicken breasts. Cover the casserole with foil towards the end of baking time of the top starts to get too brown.
Recipe Notes
I use the chicken breasts from Costco and slice them in half lengthwise.

Source: Allrecipes
Chicken Parmesan Casserole - no frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

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  1. This looks awesome!!! Can’t wait to make this