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Have you ever craved a comforting and delicious dish that also packed a punch of flavor? Look no further than this mouthwatering Chicken Parmesan Bake. This recipe holds a special place in my heart, reminding me of cherished memories from my childhood. Back then, my grandmother would spend hours in the kitchen, creating magic with her trusty casserole dish. The aroma that filled our home was enough to entice everyone to gather around the dinner table, eager to indulge in her incredible Chicken Parmesan Bake. Following in her footsteps, I am thrilled to share this treasured family recipe with you.
Picture this: golden brown breaded chicken breasts, smothered in tangy marinara sauce, and crowned with a melty cheese blend. Each bite reveals a symphony of textures and flavors that will leave you craving more. One particular evening, when I presented this dish to my closest friends, it captivated their taste buds and transformed the ordinary dinner into an unforgettable gathering. The conversation buzzed with excitement as they praised the delectable combination of crispy, tender chicken and the perfect harmony of tomatoes and ooey-gooey cheese. It was then that I realized the transformative power of this Chicken Parmesan Bake - it has the ability to create lasting memories and bring people together through a shared love for incredible food.
Chicken Parmesan Bake:
Chicken Parmesan Bake
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs (or more panko if preferred)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
24 ounces marinara sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Oil (such as olive oil or vegetable oil) for greasing
1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish with oil.
2. Beat 2 eggs in a shallow dish.
3. In another shallow dish, mix 1 cup panko bread crumbs, 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
4. Dip 3 halved boneless, skinless chicken breasts in eggs, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Optional Tip: For more tender chicken, feel free to tenderize with mallet before doing the coating.
5. Optional: Brown the breaded chicken in a skillet with oil for 2-3 minutes per side.
6. Place the chicken in the greased baking dish.
7. Pour marinara sauce over the chicken, top with shredded mozzarella, and grated Parmesan.
8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
Serve with pasta or salad. Enjoy!
From my family to yours, I guarantee that this Chicken Parmesan Bake will be an instant crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply craving a comforting meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm your soul. So, save this recipe, gather your loved ones, and create cherished memories around the table with this irresistible dish.
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