Chicken Parmesan Bake

   Is anyone else sick of the weather being bipolar? One day it's freezing cold and windy, and the next it's in the 70's and I'm changing into shorts! Maybe I'm just anxious for Summer to begin already. I can't wait to take the kiddos swimming, lay out in my back yard and live in my Flip Flops.
Oh wait. I'm already living in my Flip Flops....  Love em'!

   I'm happy to be back with a new and DELISH dinner idea for you! This Chicken Parmesan Bake is one of the easiest and most delicious dinners to make! It's not the prettiest thing to look at, but it tastes wonderful! I loved the crunchy topping of croutons. You could always crush them so their not so chunky and big, but that would just take more time. I'm all about fast and easy, and that's what this dish is! 

Chicken Parmesan Bake
recipe from: Food Wishes

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped basil
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
1 (5 ounce) package garlic croutons

DIRECTIONS:  In a 9x13 baking dish spread the olive oil and garlic evenly over the bottom. Lay the chicken breasts on top. Pour the marinara sauce over the tops of chicken breasts and then sprinkle with fresh basil.

Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the marinara sauce. Layer croutons over the cheese. Sprinkle the top with remaining cheeses. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

*(During the last 10 minutes of cooking you may need to lay a piece of tin foil over the top to prevent cheese from burning)

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Siggy said...

Totally pinning this!
I am seriously ALWAYS in my flip flops. Rain or Shine. I will never be able to fit into high heels again, lol!

Aimee said...

This looks fantastic! I'm loving the weather and I live in my flip flops...time to get a pedi though!!

melinda m said...

isnt that what spring is all about? crazy weather! lol cant wait to try this for dinner tomorrow. great job like always!

So Domesticated said...

Oh my goodness, that looks fab!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

This looks so good! I love those croutons, what a great idea to put them on the chicken! Can't wait for summer and flip flops!

Aarthi said...

this looks so good..perfect bake

Val said...

I have a family favorite recipe that is a chicken parm toss...but, I may have to put that one on the back burner and make your amazing version. WOW. YUM

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

So easy and so delicious looking! I love the croutons on top.

Lizzy said...

I finally turned the AC on yesterday! It's been 30º above normal for days...not complaining, though :) This looks like one yummy entree. Love the crouton and cheese topping...mmmmmmm.

beti said...

that's too delicious, I love the combination of chicken with parmesan cheese since I was young, it's been one of my favorite combos but you really made something special by adding croutons! it's a lovely idea

Mary said...

This looks great, Holly! I bet my kids would love it.

Lisa said...

Another huge hit! Added a bit more cheese though. Will be making this again! Hubby didn't even have the spaghetti I made to go along side it, said the chicken was filling enough. Both daughters gave it a thumbs up!

Kelsey said...

I made this tonight and my boyfriend loved it.

Mdannar said...

Don't the croutons get too hard to eat just being covered with cheese?

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Meg C said...

I just discovered your blog from pinterest and I think it's really great!