Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 medium chicken breast, raw and cubed
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (28 oz or ~3.5 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place cubed chicken in skillet and sprinkle garlic salt over. 

  2. Cook chicken until it is almost cooked (8-10 minutes) then pour in pasta sauce.

  3. Simmer chicken and pasta sauce together for 5-7 minutes.

  4. Spray a 9x13 baking pan. Pour chicken and sauce in bottom of pan.

  5. Allow mixture to cool for 15-20 minutes to prevent cheese from melting if you are not cooking it right away! 

  6. While mixture is cooling, in a mixing bowl mix together breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning and olive oil. Set aside.

  7. Preheat oven to 350.

  8. After mixture is cooled, sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan cheese over top followed by breadcrumbs.

  9. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, uncovered. Broil at end for 2-3 minutes if you want it crispy!

  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving! 

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be made ahead of time and placed in freezer for an easy dinner! Rather then cooking the recipe you can place in freezer after you have topped it with breadcrumbs. Allow to defrost in fridge overnight before cooking.