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Sunday, September 7, 2014

One Dish Baked Chicken Parmesan

I have so many people ask for family friendly easy dinners.  Ones that require no thinking.  Ones that even "the husband" can put together if asked.
This my folks, is one of those dinners.
I love, love, love the classic chicken parmesan.  There is nothing fancy about it.  Crispy chicken, sauce, cheese, pasta.  When you lay it out like that is actually sounds pretty boring.  But it tastes so good.
This recipe took no thought.  In fact I made it last week when it was just the kids and I.  I was planning on a simple noodle/sauce dinner, but I had some leftover grilled chicken, so that ended up going in.  Then I miraculously had four large slices of mozzarella cheese leftover in the fridge as well.
Well you can see where this is going.
It turned out to be the easiest kinda-like-chicken-parmesan-dish.
So let's all get our big girl panties on and make this dish.  It would be a great one to prep the day before or even one to take to a friend who is sick or caring for a newborn.
In fact I have extra grilled chicken, sauce and noodles leftover, so I may be making this dish again this week!

Oh, and before I forget.  Did you see the new "recipe tabs" underneath my blog header at the top of the page?  I've spent the better part of the summer organizing all 500+ recipes on this blog and putting them into their designated categories.
It was so much fun.
I tell ya one thing, it did show me how far this blog has come.  My writing, my photography {some cringe-worthy} and my life in general.  A lot has happened in 4+ years!  Three babies, two job changes and some really good eats.
I sincerely hope these tabs make it easier for you to search for your favorite recipe.  You've spoken and I finally delivered.  Sorry it took me so long.  I can barely find time to pee some days {alone, especially} so I'm pretty proud I even got this done.
Also, remember to use/sign-up for Ziplist {the green "save recipe" button below}.  It is an awesome online recipe box that will help keep you organized.
And with no further a-do!  Here is the recipe.

One Dish Baked Chicken Parmesan

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8 oz. cooked penne pasta
2 cups cooked grilled chicken
2 cups spaghetti sauce
4 large slices mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. Italian style breadcrumbs
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1.  Layer ingredients in an 8x8 greased baking dish as follows: pasta, chicken, sauce, mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
2.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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  1. I love, love chicken parm. However, my Italian husband doesn't really like red sauce anymore - wtf?! of course everything is better with cheese too. :D Love the new tabs. I wish I would have categorized my recipes way back when - now I just have a pinterest link on my side bar - good enough! :D