Baked Chicken Parmesan with Vodka Sauce Recipe (Sip Bite Go)
This recipe for baked chicken parmesan with vodka sauce is a life saver for busy weeknights. Yet, impressive enough to serve to guests for a Sunday dinner. It’s an easy comfort food dish with all the tasty flavors of chicken parm, but without any of the hassle. Using vodka sauce straight out of the jar adds a ton of flavor and makes this baked chicken parmesan unique.
First, bake chicken in the oven. Preheat oven to 400. Drizzle olive oil on the chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place chicken in an oven safe pan and cook for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and cook an additional 15 minute, or until juices run clear when the chicken is cut. For fool-proof cooking to the safe 165 degrees, use a thermometer to make sure chicken is cooked through.
Turn oven down to 350 degrees. Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces and add the chicken to an 8×8 glass cooking dish. Add vodka sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Toss all ingredients together and set aside.
Make the crunchy panko topping. Mix panko crumbs, basil and olive oil in a small bowl. Top the chicken casserole with the panko crumb mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake the chicken parmesan casserole for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Set the glass dish on a baking sheet so it’s easy to safely take in and out of the oven. Set the broiler to high and broil for 2-4 minutes. The baked chicken parmesan with vodka sauce is done when the panko topping is golden brown.
Serve over pasta or potatoes (optional)
The chicken baking instructions are for a convection oven, and it may take longer to cook if you’re not using one
Serve baked chicken parmesan with vodka sauce over pasta or potatoes
If available, use a fresh mozzarella cheese log, diced into cubes, instead of shredded mozzarella
Make in batches and freeze this baked chicken parmesan casserole recipe to make easy dinners in the future