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 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 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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