I forgot to take a picture of how it turned out, but this was definitely a delicious recipe that I will be making again!
If you haven't checked out the website Emily Bites you should! There are amazing recipes that have been slimmed down. I'm excited to try more of her recipes in the future.
Here is the recipe or you can get it directly from her site here.
2 lbs raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ t crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste if you want it hot)
¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
2 cups marinara/pasta sauce
1 ½ cups 2% reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (I used the smallest holed side of my box grater), divided
3.5 oz garlic croutons, roughly crushed, leaving some larger pieces (I used New York Texas Toast brand Garlic & Butter)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Spread the cubed pieces of chicken across the bottom of the baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle the minced garlic, red pepper flakes and basil evenly over the chicken. Spread the sauce evenly across the top. On top of the sauce layer, sprinkle ¾ cup of the Mozzarella and one ounce of the Parmesan evenly across the dish. Sprinkle the crushed croutons across the top and follow with the remaining cheese.
3. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Yields 8 servings. WW P+: 8 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 303 calories, 15 g carbs, 11 g fat, 37 g protein, 1 g fiber
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I'm not the most adventurous eater, it is something I am working on, but I have a more bland taste. Food that really isn't spicy to others is very spicy to me! So I didn't add the crushed red pepper flakes and I thought it tasted great. You can add more or less depending on your taste.
Stop by her website and check out this and other recipes and if you give this one a try let me know what you think!