We are t-minus 1 day from the start of Hanukkah and exactly 2 weeks from away from Christmas. Are you guys feeling it yet? Because we are! Everyday is crazier than the next. For the first time in a very long time, I ordered take out. And guess what? I felt awful afterwards. Not just guilty because it goes against the pledge I made to myself, I actually felt sick. What I should have done, and ended up doing was making this easy cheesy Chicken Parmesan Bake instead. Below you will find step by step in photos how to throw this together in a flash.
Step 1: Add precooked cubed chicken
Step 2: Pour your favorite marinara sauce over chicken
Step 3: Next add a layer of parmesan and mozzarella cheese
Step 4: Finally top with your bread crumb mixture (see recipe for instructions)
Step 5: Bake for 20-25 minutes and DONE!
5 steps, minimal ingredients, and a delicious dinner on your table in 30 minutes. Gotta love that, right? And the best part, is this is also a very popular freezer meal. Prepare it like you would in the instruction, than you just freeze it before baking. Be sure to thaw it in the fridge overnight before baking. You may have to cook it longer than the instructions call for in the recipe if the center is still frozen when it’s time to bake, or defrost it fully in the microwave.
This Chicken Parmesan Bake is best served over a bed of pasta. Or you could cook up some veggies on the side and make it a full meal that way. Options are always good when it comes to dinner time. One day you might have veggies in your fridge and not pasta, and vice versa. For that reason, and the simplicity of this meal makes it the perfect weeknight dinner. Especially as we’re we’re all kicking the Holiday planning into high gear.
That concludes are post for today, and we highly recommend adding this recipe to your meal plan, it’s definitely worth it. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or thoughts on the recipe, otherwise happy cooking friends!
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