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Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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No fussy breading required here! This easy take on chicken Parm gets an upgrade with cheesy Panko breadcrumbs and a buttery crescent topping.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
1 3/4
cups Muir Glen™ marinara sauce with Italian herbs
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; add to baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • 3 In glass measuring cup, microwave marinara sauce covered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour marinara sauce on top of cheese layer, spreading to cover cheese layer.
  • 4 Remove dough from can in 2 rolled sections; do not unroll dough. Cut each roll into 4 slices; cut each slice into quarters. (If using dough sheet, remove dough from can; do not unroll dough. Cut roll into 8 slices, and cut each slice into quarters.)
  • 5 Add Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag; add crescent pieces. Seal, and shake to coat. Arrange crescent pieces on top of chicken mixture; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and bread crumbs.
  • 6 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crescents are deep golden brown and completely baked through.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet; add to baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • 3 In glass measuring cup, microwave marinara sauce covered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour marinara sauce on top of cheese layer, spreading to cover cheese layer.
  • 4 Remove dough from can in 2 rolled sections; do not unroll dough. Cut each roll into 4 slices; cut each slice into quarters. (If using dough sheet, remove dough from can; do not unroll dough. Cut roll into 8 slices, and cut each slice into quarters.)
  • 5 Add Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag; add crescent pieces. Seal, and shake to coat. Arrange crescent pieces on top of chicken mixture; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and bread crumbs.
  • 6 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crescents are deep golden brown and completely baked through.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite variety of marinara sauce to customize this dish.

Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
457.2
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.7g
36%
Saturated Fat
9.8g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
102.6mg
34%
Sodium
1066.3mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate
25.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
8.4g
Protein
33.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2.60%
3%
Calcium
27.30%
27%
Iron
8.80%
9%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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