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a bowl of chicken parmesan with a slice of bread

Easy Chicken Parmesan (Baked)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 962kcal
A cheesy Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe that's baked and not fried. Only 5 ingredients needed to make this delicious classic, perfect for a hearty weeknight meal!
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Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce package dry spaghetti, cooked & drained
  • 1 32 or 48 ounce jar Spaghetti Sauce or homemade
  • 12-14 boneless skinless chicken tenders or 6-8 small breasts
  • 2-3 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Garnishes:

  • Extra grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position, and heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place 1 cup sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish and set the chicken, evenly, on top.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken.
  • Bake the chicken at 350°F for 30-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 155°F. The baking time will depend on the size of the chicken breasts.
  • While the chicken bakes, cook the spaghetti per package directions and drain.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and set the oven to BROIL.
  • Place a small mound of Mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken and sprinkle the Mozzarella with Parmesan. Return the chicken to the oven. Broil the chicken (watch closely) just until the cheese has melted and the internal temperature of the chicken registers 160-165°F with a meat thermometer.
  • Transfer the chicken to a cooling rack and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve the chicken and sauce over a bed of cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with chopped fresh basil and serve with extra grated Parmesan, a side salad and Italian bread.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 962kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 118g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 322mg | Sodium: 1619mg | Potassium: 2370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 4mg