baked chicken marinara recipe


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and dried oregano and cook for about 1 minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  4. Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they develop a golden brown color.
  5. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set them aside.
  6. In the same skillet, pour the marinara sauce and heat it for a few minutes until warmed through. You can add a little water or chicken broth to thin the sauce if needed.
  7. In a baking dish, spread a thin layer of the marinara sauce to coat the bottom.
  8. Place the seared chicken breasts in the baking dish on top of the sauce.
  9. Spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the chicken breasts, covering them completely.
  10. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken breasts and sauce.
  11. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  12. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a couple of minutes.
  13. Garnish with chopped fresh basil leaves just before serving.

Serve the Baked Chicken Marinara with your favorite side dishes, such as pasta, garlic bread, or a fresh green salad. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful meal!

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