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No Fry Chicken Parm Recipe – A Family Favorite!

No Fry Chicken Parm Recipe – A Family Favorite!

No fry chicken parm is one of my family’s favorite dinner dishes. I was drawn to this recipe because my family LOVES Italian (ish) food. I knew this would probably be a big hit when Will & Nicole come over and I was soooo right.

This no fry chicken parm came together quickly and didn’t require me to fry the chicken first. Best part? They loved it and requested that I make it again soon. A quick and easy dinner recipe that’s kid and family-friendly? Perfect!

No Fry Chicken Parm Recipe

No fry chicken parm with mashed potatoe on blue plate

This is THE easiest chicken parm recipe you’ll ever make. It’s a bit of a reimagining of classic, time-intensive chicken parmegiana. I love that it’s so much easier to make that traditional parm, and I also love the unique way the breading is handled.

All in all, I think you’ll agree that this is probably the most unique version of chicken parm you’ve ever seen, too. While the method might be unique, the flavor is all classic chicken parm.

INGREDIENTS

The ingredients needed to make this dish are fairly straightforward. Coutons are use in place of breading, which makes things much easier. Using jarred sauce helps speed the whole thing along, as well.

  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • red pepper flakes to taste, I used probably 1/4 tsp
  • 2 cups jarred spaghetti sauce, I used Newman’s Own Marinara
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups croutons

INSTRUCTIONS

Here’s where the ease of cooking really shines through in this no fry chicken parm. Rather than having to dredge the chicken and then fry it on the stove top, this chicken parm recipe only uses the oven, and it’s super straightforwrd.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour the olive oil in the bottom of an 11X13 casserole dish.

Adding olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes to baking pan for chicken parm

Add 3 cloves of garlic, pressed and pepper flakes to taste.

Raw chicken lined up in baking dish

Evenly spread the chicken thighs across the bottom.

Spaghetti sauce spread over chicken thighs in baking dish.

Pour approximately 2 cups of spaghetti sauce over chicken and spread with spoon.

Add more until the chicken thighs are evenly covered.

No fry chicken parm topped with spaghetti sacue, cheese, and croutons ready to be baked

Add half of the mozzarella cheese and half the Parmesan cheese.

topping chicken parm with croutons

Top with croutons. I covered the top but I didn’t use a TON of croutons….just eyeball it.

Top with the remaining cheese.

Freshly baked no fry chicken parm in baking dish

Bake for about 35 minutes or until the chicken is done through.

No fry chicken parm with mashed potatoes on blue plate.

Recipe Notes:  This is delicious and really does taste like chicken parmesan without the frying.  Very kid friendly.  Everyone loved it.

Chicken Parm

No-Fry Chicken Parm

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Chicken Parmesan doesn't have to be an all day affair. Use this easy short cut and you'll have it on the table in no time. 

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • red pepper flakes to taste, I used probably 1/4 tsp
  • 2 cups jarred spaghetti sauce, I used Newman's Own Marinara
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups croutons

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the olive oil in the bottom of an 11X13 casserole dish.
  3. Add 3 cloves of garlic, pressed and pepper flakes to taste.
  4. Evenly spread the chicken thighs across the bottom.
  5. Pour approximately 2 cups of spaghetti sauce over chicken and spread with spoon.
  6. Add more until the chicken thighs are evenly covered.
  7. Add half of the mozzarella cheese and half the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Top with croutons. I covered the top but I didn't use a TON of croutons....just eyeball it.
  9. Top with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the chicken is done through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 550Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 257mgSodium: 1221mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 60g

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No fry chicken parm in baking dish

You’ll Love This No Fry Chicken Parm

This is the easiest chicken parm recipe you’ll ever make. I swear. This no fry chicken parm only uses the oven, and there are no breading or frying steps. Croutons give the flavor and crunch of breading, jarred sauce makes things more convenient, and of course, cheese brings it all together.

My family loves this no fry chicken parm, and they ask for it regularly. Give it a try, and I’m sure your family will be begging for more, as well!

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Rebecca Puig

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

This dish was soooo easy and soooo good! Highly recommended!

Argie

Saturday 14th of April 2012

It looks so tasty and cheesy, I do love to eat them so badly. I wonder if my mom could cook this. Maybe we should give it a try. First timer might not be bad. :)

Sajida

Monday 12th of March 2012

yummy making this this week! thanks to www.orghunkie.com

Shan @ the fairy blogmother

Sunday 29th of January 2012

Mike and I would love this. Not sure about the kids.

Merry

Sunday 29th of January 2012

Kinda the same here. Everyone loved it but Evan. He's so picky these days. He still eats lots of different foods but he does NOT want them all mixed together. I swear he's going to be a chef that makes all kinds of "deconstructed" dishes.

Sara

Friday 27th of January 2012

This looks so good. I pin a lot of recipes too. I've made quite a few. So far so good.

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