Mouth-Watering Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken

Mouth-Watering Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Mouth-Watering Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken Recipe. This dish is a real crowd-pleaser, combining the rich flavors of mozzarella and Parmesan to create something truly special.

Imagine tender chicken covered in a blanket of melted, gooey cheese – it’s comfort food at its finest.

What’s great about this recipe is its simplicity. You’ve got your chicken, a mix of mozzarella and Parmesan, and some herbs to bring it all together.

Wondering what to pair it with? It goes perfectly with a side of steamed veggies or a light salad. It’s also fantastic with pasta or garlic bread.

This dish is not just delicious; it’s a no-fuss, surefire hit for any meal. Whether it’s a family dinner or a special occasion, it’s bound to be a favorite.

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Tips and Tricks

Prepping the Chicken

Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness before placing them in the dish. This ensures they cook evenly and stay juicy.

Marinara Sauce

Use homemade marinara sauce for a fresher taste, or if using store-bought, opt for a high-quality brand to enhance the flavor of the dish.

Cheese Layering

For a creamier texture, mix the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese together before sprinkling them on the dish. This ensures a more even distribution of flavors.


Crush the croutons slightly before scattering them over the cheese. This helps them absorb some of the sauce and become more flavorful, while still providing a crunchy texture.

Fresh Basil

Add a few whole basil leaves on top after baking for a burst of fresh flavor and an appealing presentation.

Baking Time

Check the chicken at the 35-minute mark to avoid overcooking. If the cheese is browning too quickly, cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.

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Mouth-Watering Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken

Nesting Lane Indulge
Mouth-Watering Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken Recipe. Whether it's a family dinner or a special occasion, it's bound to be a favorite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3



  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Drizzle olive oil over the base of a large, 9×13-inch casserole dish.
  • Scatter garlic and red pepper flakes over the oiled dish.
  • Place chicken breasts at the bottom of the dish.
  • Cover the chicken with marinara sauce.
  • Sprinkle basil over the marinara sauce.
  • Spread half of the mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Add half of the Parmesan cheese next.
  • Scatter croutons over the cheese layers.
  • Layer the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses on top.
  • Bake in your heated oven until the cheese and croutons turn golden brown, and the chicken is cooked through, which should take between 35 minutes to an hour or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 160° F


Calories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 40gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1022mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 424mgIron: 2mg
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