Italian Chicken & Cheese

Cheesy Chicken Recipe
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7 Reviews
This family favorite main dish is quick and easy to prepare.
20 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Chicken

8 (4-ounce)
boneless skinless chicken breast halves

Sauce

1/3 cup
chopped onion
1 (6-ounce) can
tomato paste
1 (14.5-ounce) can
diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Topping

3/4 cup
dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup
chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups)
shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place chicken into ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish or 3-quart shallow casserole.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl; spoon over chicken. Bake 30-40 minutes or until chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
  4. Combine bread crumbs, parsley and butter in bowl. Sprinkle cheese over chicken; top with bread crumb mixture. Continue baking 5-10 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and bread crumbs are browned.

Recipe Tips

- To make ahead, prepare up to 24 hours before baking. Cover with plastic food wrap and refrigerate. Baking time may need to be increased 5-10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
300
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
30g
Fat
12g
Sodium
650mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This was so easy, and the guys devoured it. I made it EVEN EASIER and substituted a 24 oz. jar of pasta sauce for the sauce described here.

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My husband's favorite meal is classic chicken parm, but it takes all day! This is an easy alternative and it is really tasty!

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Very easy and the taste is great thank you for the prepare ahead tip!

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the only thing that my family suggested as an improvement would be "more sauce" .. overall phenomenal recipe... enjoyed by all!

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Wonderful and sooo easy. I used Italian bread crumbs for the topping. Might try using provolone instead of mozzarella for a slightly different taste.

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My family enjoyed this meal. So easy to prepare and delicious.

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Served it over spaghetti noodles. The kids loved it!

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