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Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli Bake Recipe

April Freeman
This is a great recipe to take to a loved one who is sick or struggling. All they will have to do is to pop it in the oven, and then they too can enjoy the flavors of our Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli Bake. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Baking Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 Servings

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Deep Casserole Dish
  • Plate
  • Large skillet
  • Tongs or Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 25 ounces Frozen Cheese Ravioli from a package
  • 15 ounces Tomato Sauce from a can
  • 4 teaspoons Italian Seasoning divided
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ tbsp Dried Parsley chopped
  • 8 pcs Chicken Breast Tenderloins thawed
  • Cooking Oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put 3 quarts of water in a large saucepan and bring it to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, add the frozen ravioli and cook it according to package instructions.
    The ravioli is cooked in a saucepan.
  • Drain the ravioli in the sink, but do not rinse it. Toss the ravioli with a tablespoon of cooking oil to keep the pasta from sticking together.
  • Spray a deep casserole dish with cooking spray and put the ravioli in the dish, spreading it to cover the bottom of the dish. 
  • Open the can of tomato sauce and put one teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in the tomato sauce.
  • Stir the seasoning into the sauce. Pour the sauce over the ravioli and stir it to coat all the pasta with the tomato sauce. Set the casserole dish aside.
    The ravioli and tomato sauce are assembled on the casserole dish.
  • On a plate, stir together the Parmesan cheese and the remainder of the Italian seasoning.
  • Roll the raw chicken in the cheese mixture, coating it well. Repeat with each piece until they are all coated in Parmesan cheese.
  • In a large skillet, heat about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil over medium heat until the oil sizzles when you flick a drop of water into the pan. Add the chicken, spacing out the chicken tenders to keep about an inch of space around each one. Allow the chicken to cook on the bottom until it is lightly browned on the bottom. Do not try to move the chicken around until the cheesy coating is brown and crispy, or you risk tearing the coating off the chicken. This should take about 5 minutes. When the chicken is golden brown on bottom, flip it with a spatula or a pair of tongs to cook the other side in the same way. When all the chicken pieces are cooked to a golden brown color, remove them to a plate that has a paper towel laid on it to absorb some oil. 
  • After you have drained the meat, place it in a single layer in the casserole dish on top of the tomato sauce coated pasta. Sprinkle the entire thing with the parsley.
  • Then, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese in an even layer over top of all the chicken and the pasta. 
  • Put the Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli Bake in the oven and bake it for 25 minutes. 
    A freshly-baked chicken parmesan with ravioli.
  • Scoop the pasta topped with chicken into bowls and serve with a crusty roll and a side salad. 
  • To store leftovers, cover the casserole dish with a sheet of aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat the casserole, just put the whole dish in an oven that is heated to 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes

Many people have a passionate love for Italian food. And with the delicious combinations of tomatoes, herbs, and mildly flavored cheeses like mozzarella along with the tastes and textures of pasta, who can blame them? While these meals are definitely not diet food, as an occasional indulgence, Italian meals totally hit the spot. 
Many believe that the best Italian food can only be found in a fancy, upscale Italian restaurant, but that actually isn’t so. When you learn a few shortcuts, you too can make wonderful Italian fare at your own home in your own kitchen. One such shortcut is using frozen pastas. Our recipe uses frozen cheese stuffed ravioli. You can buy a package of these pastas at your local grocery store and cook them in a pot on your own stove in just a few minutes. 
Another shortcut to making tasty Italian fare is to use canned tomato sauce. Be sure to choose a brand of tomato sauce that doesn’t include any extra ingredients like sugar. Pick a brand that simply has tomatoes, salt, and maybe water listed as ingredients on the label. Just stir a few spoonfuls of dried herbs in the sauce to make a delicious topping for your Italian meal. 
Anyone can make our recipe for Chicken Parmesan with Ravioli Bake. Even creating the Chicken Parmesan portion of the recipe is easy using our instructions below.
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