The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake

The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake

World Cuisine European Italian

This chicken Parmesan is done casserole style (so, no breading or frying!), but still offers up that irresistible combination of tender chicken, crunchy/cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 477
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 50m


  • 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


  • 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. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 21.7g 33%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1022mg 41%
Potassium 559mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Protein 40.3g 81%
Sugars 9g  
Vitamin A 764IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 424mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 23mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 63mg  
Folate 44mcg