Chicken Marinara for Two Recipe
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Chicken Marinara for Two Recipe

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If some people in your family prefer dark-meat chicken and others prefer light, this recipe is a good choice. It offers both with a delightful marinara sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/4 pounds meaty bone-in chicken pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1/2 pound: 420 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until crisp tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, parsley, salt, oregano, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Place flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  3. In a skillet, cook chicken in butter until lightly browned on all sides. Place skin side up in a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 5-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Marinara in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p150

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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oanhpi User ID: 987324 105735
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"It was very good. I used skinless & boneless chicken drumsticks or thighs (or both of them) & double the tomato sauce so we could have enough sauce for our rice"

Pat4boys User ID: 5798478 77189
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"Excellent! Doubled it and baked it for my teenage sons. Even my "picky" eater loved it!!!"

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