Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up

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This Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up Casserole takes all the flavors of the classic Italian dish in a surprisingly light bubble up dish made with biscuit dough, chicken breast, marinara sauce, and plenty of cheese.

300 CALORIES 26g CARBS 11g FAT 23g PROTEIN
5
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)

Around here, everyone loves a good bubble up casserole! It is also one of my favorite things to make and I am always thinking about new creative ways to make bubble up dishes.

For those who haven't heard of a bubble up before, it's basically a casserole style dish that uses biscuit dough on the bottom of the baking dish. As the biscuit dough cooks, it bubbles up through the other ingredients thus creating the famous bubble up dishes. They are delicious and you will never believe that they can actually be part of a healthy diet or Weight Watchers. They taste indulgent and rich from the biscuit dough. 

Over the years, I have created all kinds of bubble up dishes from Taco Bubble Up to Chicken Enchilada Bubble Ups and even Breakfast Bubble Ups, and I am always thinking about new and fun ways to create this dishes since they are so popular with readers and we love them. So when I came up with the idea for a Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up, I couldn't wait to get started. It has all the flavors of chicken parm and almost reminds me of a chicken parmesan sub sandwich from the addition of the biscuit dough.

To keep the points and calories low, I make the bubble up with zero point marinara sauce. You can also use a store-bought sauce or make your own. I also use boneless skinless shredded chicken breast. You can make this at home in the slow cooker or use a rotisserie chicken for easier prep. To that I added some diced bell peppers and plenty of Parmesan cheese. You could add some mushrooms or other vegetables as well. You could also add some shredded mozzarella cheese on top as well.

Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up in a casserole dish with a slice cut out.

Side Dish Ideas

When it comes to side dishes, I like to pair this with something light since it is a pretty indulgent dish. Some of my favorite options are:

  • Since this is an Italian inspired dish, I love pairing it with a nice Italian chopped salad. I use chopped Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, pepperoncinis, olives, and light Italian dressing. If I am really hungry, I sometimes will throw in some chickpeas as well.
  • To add some greens, this dish is perfect with roasted vegetables. Consider trying roasted broccoli. zucchini, asparagus, or green beans tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  You can also add some fresh chopped garlic or garlic powder and finish everything with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  • If you are missing spaghetti, consider making spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles instead. This keeps things light and healthy but is similar to the classic chicken parmesan and pasta pairing. Top the vegetable noodles with marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, or a combination of olive oil and garlic. You can also use some ricotta cheese to make a creamy veggie noodle.
  • Another great salad option is to make a lightened up Caesar salad using either Romaine or kale. You can use a store-bought yogurt based dressing or make your own.

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The Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 45 Min
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours
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Ingredients

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  • 7.5 oz packaged biscuit dough
  • 10 oz cooked shredded chicken breast (approx 2.5 cups)
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced (optional to add mushrooms, onions or any other veggie)
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2.5 cup marinara sauce (I used my homemade pasta sauce that is zero points, linked in post)
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 5g
22%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 61mg
20%
Sodium 1091mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 9g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

About the author Meet Kate Cross
Hi, my name is Kate from Drizzle Me Skinny. I just enjoy creating weight watcher friendly foods in the comfort of my kitchen, and that is what you will find in this website. I keep things pretty simple, a lot of my recipes are basic ingredients that most people have in their kitchen.  Learn More
Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up
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3 Comments
On Chicken Parmesan Bubble Up
Pat
October 29, 2018 - 16:41
Can you use homemade biscuit dough?
Diane
October 25, 2018 - 17:33
Will try to make this, but wondering why you are calling it chicken parmesan when there is no mozzarella in this recipe. I would definelty add
Vicki
October 26, 2018 - 08:26
It has Parmesan cheese.
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