Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Yield
Serves 12

This is a rich and creamy way to use up leftover marinara sauce or chicken. For an extra-Italian twist, use Italian sausage instead. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Stir together chicken, cream cheese, salt, pepper, 1 1/2 cups of the marinara, and 1 cup of the mozzarella in a medium bowl until combined. Spread mixture evenly in an 8-inch square casserole dish. Spread remaining 1/2 cup marinara evenly over chicken mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.  

Step 2

While dip bakes, stir together panko, Parmesan, olive oil, and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle panko mixture evenly over dip, and bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh basil; serve with pita chips or crostini. 

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