Baked Garlic Parmesan Marinara Chicken

Cheryl Croce Culver

By
@Cheriluv

My baked chicken is quick and easy! Using just a few handy ingredients, create a delicious main dish, that also makes great leftovers - if there are any! Topped with a red Marinara sauce, cheese and herbs. It's Good. Emjoy


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

Serves:

6

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE BREADED CHICKEN

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
garlic minced
1 c
dry bread crumbs
2/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
dried basil leaves
1 tsp
italian seasoning
6 large
boneless chicken breast halves
1 c
mozzarella cheese shredded
1 c
parmesan cheese
fresh parsley and chives(optional)

FOR THE MARINARA SAUCE

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
diced yellow onion
1 1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1/2 c
red wine, such as chianti
1 can(s)
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, or plum tomatoes in puree chopped
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a bowl, blend the olive oil and garlic. In a separate bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, Italian Seasoning and pepper. Dip each chicken breast in the oil mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
Bake 30-40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
Remove from oven and spoon Marinara Sauce over chicken, then top with Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Sprinkle Parmesan and Diced Parsley over all then place back in Oven to Melt the Cheese about 5-10 Minutes. Serve with your favorite sides.
2
How to make the Mariana Sauce:
How to Make it:
Heat the olive oil in a large (12-inch) skillet. Add the onion and saute over medium heat until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the wine and cook on high heat, scraping up all the brown bits in the pan, until almost all the liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom