Chicken

Italian Baked Chicken

Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

Here’s a slight variation of my Parmesan and herb crusted chicken recipe posted awhile back. Just a few more steps and you get cheese and marinara sauce to make an Italian-style chicken. Eat it with pasta, on its own or however you want!

Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

Seeing this reminds me a little of my slow cooker chicken Parmesan I made way back when my blog was a wee little lass-blog. I almost cringe to link back to it because it looks like a red blob of blobbiness rather than something you’d want to eat, but hey, we’ve all been there. So I figure I’ll get some slack.

Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

So the chicken is coated in an Italian breadcrumb mixture before it’s baked until the chicken is moist and cooked and the crust is nice and crisp.

Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

Then we’ll spread some ricotta cheese on top, pour on some marinara sauce and finally add some mozzarella cheese before popping it back in the oven for some broiling. You want that mozzarella cheese to melt into a sea of cheese with some browning. Now that I think about it, it’s kinda like lasagna layering on chicken.

Use store bought marinara sauce, make your own or try mine for this. Whichever kind you prefer. And enjoy!

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Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

Italian Baked Chicken


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese,shredded

Instructions

  1. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
  2. Dip chicken in egg and coat with breadcrumb mixture until fully breaded. Pat in any excess breadcrumbs
  3. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the crust is golden brown
  4. Remove from oven and top with a layer of ricotta cheese, spreading it using the back of spoon
  5. Follow with a layer of marinara sauce and 1/2 tablespoon basil
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil at 450 degrees F for 5 minutes
  7. Dish and serve hot sprinkled with leftover basil leaves and Parmesan cheese

Italian baked chicken is breaded with an Italian breadcrumb mixture and baked till moist. Finish with ricotta cheese, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Min
    August 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    haha yes we’ve def all been there…You should see my first photo…it’s very humbling. Chicken parmesan is one of my sister’s FAV dish so I have no doubt she would love this! I can’t wait to make this for her! Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      August 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Growing pains 🙂 Hope your sister enjoys it, Min.

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    August 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    I totally understand the feeling looking back to the photography of my first post & I have only been blogging for three months… I have still so much to learn and develop! This baked chicken looks amazing, can’t remember the last time that I made a recipe like this. Pinned!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 1, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Thanks, Thalia. I have a couple of early months of bad pictures and a whole year of pictures with just the iPhone. Oh well! I’ll be redoing them one day if I can ever find the time!

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    Nagi {RecipeTin Eats}
    August 31, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    That gooey cheese DOES IT for me! Oh man, what a classic flavour combination. This is fabulous, love the way you break it down to make it a simple meal anyone can make midweek. Mmm….that gooey cheese. Did I mention that already?? I am yet to meet a cheese I don’t like. Melted is always the best kind!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 1, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Yesss! Cheese makes everything better!!!

  • Reply
    Lucy
    September 1, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    Yummy this looks delicious and had everything I love. This is on the list to make Lucy x

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 1, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      Thanks Lucy! It’s an easy to love and equally easy to make dish. Hope it turns out well for you!

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