Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a wholesome and delicious way to experience all the tastes of an authentic Italian dinner.
One of the first things I learnt to cook in college was chicken parmesan. I discovered these nicely cooked, golden-brown chicken breasts served with a flavorful red sauce while leafing through a recently purchased cookbook. I quickly started to make it, however mine didn’t come out quite as well. I burned a few chicken pieces because I didn’t really know what I was doing and had to cut the ends off. I made my dish into a chicken parmesan casserole to cover up my errors. They didn’t know I made a mistake, and my roommates enjoyed it!
For the classic chicken Parmesan, a thick layer of breadcrumbs and loads of oil are used. In order to create a more wholesome rendition of the traditional recipe that didn’t
Skinny Chicken Parmesan Casserole Ingredients
- 1 pound of whole grain penne noodles
- Marinara sauce, one jar 24–25 ounce jar with no added sugar
- optional 15 ounces of chopped tomatoes
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts weighing 1 pound, chopped into bite-sized pieces.
- 1 cup of shredded skim mozzarella cheese
- Panko breadcrumbs, half a cup whole grain
- 1 teaspoon optional Italian seasoning and 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Drain the pasta after cooking it as directed on the package.
- Set the oven temperature to 375°. Combine the cooked pasta, marinara, tomatoes, and chicken in a casserole dish measuring 9 by 13 inches. Give it a thorough stir. Bake covered for thirty minutes.
- Mix the seasoning, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese in the meantime.
- Following 30 minutes, eliminate the meal and mix in the mozzarella cheddar. Over the top, evenly distribute the mixture of bread crumbs. Cover and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the top is crispy, in the oven.
- Both with and without the diced tomatoes, we’ve cooked the casserole. It tastes good either way. It truly depends on how much you like the flavor of tomato.
- Add an additional 1/4 cup of Ricotta and 1/4 cup of cottage cheese for an even cheesier casserole. Along with the mozzarella, stir in.
- If you want a vegetarian dinner, omit the chicken and proceed as directed.
- If desired, garnish with fresh basil.
- This casserole is incredibly adaptable.