I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This is so simple and quick to put together.   It's very good.  To make it even easier, buy your own marinara sauce.  Another plus side is this one is healthier than my other recipe, because you don't fry the chicken first.

(serves 6)

*2 tablespoons olive oil
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
*6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*2 cups marinara sauce (I make my own)
*2 teaspoon dried basil
*1 teaspoon dried oregano
*2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded & divided
*1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated & divided
*1 (5 ounce) package of garlic or garlic croutons

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Spay a 9x13 inch baking dish with a cooking spay.
~Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of the baking dish.
~Add minced garlic along the bottom of the baking dish, stir a little in the olive oil
~Sprinkle red pepper flakes evenly over olive oil & garlic.
~Place chicken breasts in dish.
~Pour marinara sauce evenly over chicken, making sure it covers chicken well.
~Sprinkle dried basil & dried oregano evenly over top of marinara sauce.
~Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese over sauce.
~Sprinkle 1/2 cup parmesan cheese over mozzarella cheese.
~Spread croutons over cheese.
~Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella & parmesan cheese over croutons.
~Bake for 45 minutes.

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