One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesan

First off – I want to give credit where credit is due – this dish was adapted from Chef John’s recipe on Because the chicken is not breaded, this recipe is lower in fat which also provides a much easier preparation.  I was delighted to find that by using GLUTINO’s Gluten Free Bagel Chips in place of the croutons, I was able to serve my wheat sensitive husband a dish he hadn’t had in a long time.   Note:  For a vegetarian version – eggplant could be used in place of the chicken.

One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesean - 4x6

One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesan
Serves 6
The wonderful taste of breading without the fuss.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  2. 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  3. To taste Red Pepper Flakes
  4. 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  5. 2 cups Marinara Sauce (I use Paul Newman’s Marinara Sauce)
  6. 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  7. 2 Tbsp Oregano, optional
  8. 1 cup Mozarella cheese, shredded (divide in half)
  9. 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated (divide in half)
  10. 5 oz Garlic Croutons or Gluten Free Bagel Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl - mix olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes together. Pour into the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish, spreading evenly.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top of oil mixture in pan.
  4. Pour marinara sauce over chicken, spreading evenly.
  5. Sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella and ¼ cup of parmesan cheese over sauce.
  6. Evenly place the croutons or bagel chips on top of the cheese.
  7. Sprinkle the remainder of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses on top.
  8. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes. Cooking time of chicken may vary due to size so either cut into a piece or use a meat thermometer to check doneness (155 degrees).
  9. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  1. For a vegetarian version – eggplant could be used in place of the chicken.
Adapted from Food Wishes
Adapted from Food Wishes
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