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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!)