Love Chicken Parmesan? This easy Tomato Parmesan Chicken gives you all of the flavor with none of the effort. Whips up in minutes and freezer friendly too!

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My family loves Italian-style food, especially Chicken Parmesan. And while I love making them happy, what I don’t love is the time, effort, and mess involved in making the traditional breaded-then-fried-then-baked version. Not. Gonna. Happen. Because, as you probably already know by now, I much prefer simple meals that whip up fast and can be frozen ahead as part of a freezer cooking day.

Luckily this yummy and SUPER easy Tomato Parmesan Chicken gives us the best of both worlds. It’s the flavor my family loves with the convenience that I crave! And let me tell you, this recipe is a home run. No one will ever know you didn’t slave for hours! As always, you can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

To see the full 10 Meals in an Hour Plan that this recipe is a part of, go HERE.

Tomato Parmesan Chicken

 

Tomato Parmesan Chicken ingredients.

Here is what you need:

1 24 oz jar tomato/spaghetti sauce (like Ragu) (NOTE: the picture shows 2 jars but I only used 1)
2 15oz  cans tomatoes, drained
1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella, shredded (optional)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
4 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
1/3 cup fresh parsley
3-4 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, rinsed and dried.
 
Use a garlic press to mince garlic cloves. 

Step 1: Press or mince garlic and chop parsley.

In a large bowl, combine seasonings, cheese, tomatoes, and parsley.

Step 2: Combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, seasoning, parsley and garlic.

For a freezer friendly meal, divide the mixture into two gallon-sized freezer bags.

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Step 3: OPTIONAL: If making as part of a freezer cooking day, remember to label your 2 gallon size freezer bags then divide chicken into 2 bags. Pour sauce over chicken.

Pour mixture over chicken in a casserole dish and cover with shredded cheese.

Step 4: Thaw if frozen. Pour contents of bag into casserole dish, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese (optional) and bake, covered, at 425 degrees for approx for 35-45 minutes (time may vary based on size of chicken–be sure to check before eating!) Alternatively, you can cook in crock-pot for 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high (but we HIGHLY recommend using the oven–it gives it a much better flavor and texture!)

Bake until cheese is golden brown and melted and chicken is cooked.

 

Easy Tomato Parmesan Chicken

This super flavorful chicken recipe can't get much easier. Prep time is 5 minutes and it cooks in the oven in just 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Tomato Parmesan Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 24 oz. jar tomato/spaghetti sauce such as Ragu
  • 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves of garlic pressed or minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 3-4 lbs skinless boneless chicken

Instructions

  1. Press or mince garlic and chop parsley.
  2. Combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, seasoning, parsley and garlic.
  3. OPTIONAL: If making as part of a freezer cooking day, remember to label your 2 gallon size freezer bags then divide chicken into 2 bags. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Thaw if frozen. Pour contents of bag into casserole dish, then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese (optional) and bake, covered, at 425 degrees for approx for 35-45 minutes (time may vary based on size of chicken--be sure to check before eating!) 

Recipe Notes

You can cook in crock-pot for 4-6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high (but we HIGHLY recommend using the oven--it gives it a much better flavor and texture!)

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Love Chicken Parmesan? This easy Tomato Parmesan Chicken gives you all of the flavor with none of the effort. Whips up in minutes and freezer friendly too!

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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