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Chicken Marinara for Two

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Place flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 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.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 5-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 pound: 420 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • oanhpi
    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
    Feb 12, 2011

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