ITALIAN CHICKEN PARMESAN CASSEROLE

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Ingredients

2 lbs uncooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts cubed.
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ t crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 tablespoon dried oregano
2 cups pasta sauce – (marinara or your choice)
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz grated parmesan cheese
4 oz croutons (garlic or Italian – your choice), coarsely crushed, leaving some larger pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Evenly place the cubed chicken in the bottom of the dish in a single layer. Sprinkle the crushed garlic, red pepper flakes,basil and oregano evenly over the chicken. Spread the sauce evenly across the top.

On top of the sauce, evenly sprinkle half of the Mozzarella and one ounce of the Parmesan evenly across the dish. Sprinkle the crushed croutons evenly across the top. Top the casserole with the rest of the cheeses.

Bake for 40-45 minutes. It is best to allow to stand for a few minutes after baking.

Serves 6-8

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