Italian Chicken & Cheese
8
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
55 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place chicken into ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish or 3-quart shallow casserole.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

- 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.

Nutrition

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

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  April 14, 2015

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.

— says Klayter
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  November 06, 2014

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

— says Elizabeth L.
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