Today, where we’re whipping up a delicious and comforting dish: Baked Ricotta Chicken. If you’re looking for a flavorful way to enjoy chicken breasts, then this recipe is sure to impress. With a creamy ricotta and Parmesan filling, savory marinara sauce, and gooey mozzarella cheese topping, this dish is the epitome of comfort food with an Italian twist.

To make this dish, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients: large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, salt, pepper, ricotta cheese, freshly grated Parmesan, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil for topping.

The combination of creamy ricotta and tangy Parmesan mixed with garlic and Italian seasoning creates a rich and savory filling for the chicken. The marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese bring everything together in a deliciously gooey and satisfying way.

Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or looking to impress guests, this Baked Ricotta Chicken is a winner. It’s easy to prepare, packed with flavor, and perfect for any occasion. Let’s dive into the recipe and create something truly special together!

The recipe can be found here.

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.  Use a sharp knife to slice the chicken in half, lengthwise, to create 4 thin chicken breasts.  Season each with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine the ricotta, parmesan, garlic, and Italian seasoning.  Set aside.

Pour half of the marinara in the bottom of the baking dish and spread evenly to the sides.  Place the chicken on top of the marinara and spread the ricotta cheese evenly over the top of the chicken.  Pour the other half of the marinara sauce over the chicken.  Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the foil and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the top.  Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  The cheese should start to crips and turn golden brown on the sides.

Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh chopped basil.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

The recipe can be found here.

I hope you enjoyed exploring this recipe with me and that you’ll give it a try at home.  Feel free to customize the dish with your favorite herbs and spices or serve it alongside a fresh salad or some crusty bread.

Happy Cooking!

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