Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Italian Chicken Bake

I've got a creative dish to share with you today, probably not one you've had too often. I love meals that can be put together into one pan, or casserole dish like in this case. Dinner suddenly becomes that much easier. I love putting together more complicated meals when I have the extra time but during the weeknight, easy is just plain necessary.

This particular dish reminds me of pizza and who doesn't love a good slice of pizza? It's probably one of my most favorite foods to eat.  I like this version with chicken but I'm sure a ground beef and sausage mixture would be just as tasty, or how about all veggies? The topping forms a nice crispy crust and then underneath is all sorts of cheesy, chicken goodness. Pair this with a nice green salad and you've got yourself a pretty good meal!

Italian Chicken Bake

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with olive oil and garlic

for the topping:
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs

In the bottom of a pie plate, sprinkle all around the grated Parmesan cheese. Dice up chicken breasts and add those to the pan. Top with mozzarella cheese and then all spices except garlic. Mix the garlic clove in with the tomatoes, juices and all. Pour over the chicken mixture.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all topping ingredients. Pour batter over the chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese if desired.

Let dish stand for about 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Thanks for this yummy recipe. Do you have any idea how many cups of chicken that would be?

  2. You'll need about 2 cups of chicken.


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