This Chicken Parmesan Casserole is an easy dinner that my family loved! No frying this cheesy Parmesan chicken topped with crunchy garlic croutons.
Last week was kind of insane. I’m very linear in my approach to events or things I have to do but it seems like last week they all piled into one hot mess and I couldn’t attack one thing without diving into it all. I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath. I’m glad it’s over so I can focus on the fun, magical, making memories part of Christmas. I take that back. Tomorrow is D-day in Christmas shopping world. Because if I can’t order it tomorrow on Amazon Prime, then basically I’m not getting it at all. So after tomorrow life will be filled with hot chocolate, marshmallows, sugar cookies, and Reese’s peanut butter trees which are so much better than the regular ones.
It’s basically the easiest version of chicken parmesan without all of the frying. The croutons give that garlicky crunch!
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 2 cups prepared marinara sauce
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 (5 ounce) package garlic croutons
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Coat the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole dish with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic and hot red pepper flakes.
- 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.
- 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. Cover the casserole with foil towards the end of baking time of the top starts to get too brown.