One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

13 Reviews
From:, January 2018

This chicken Parmesan pasta uses the one-pot pasta method to cook your noodles, chicken and sauce all in one skillet for a fast and easy dinner with minimal cleanup. Finish the dish under the broiler to achieve a delicious melted cheese crust.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ cups crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add panko and 1 teaspoon garlic. Cook, stirring, until the panko is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Wipe out the pan.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, Italian seasoning, salt and the remaining 1 tablespoon garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes and penne. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until the penne is cooked and the sauce has reduced and thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat the broiler to high. When the pasta is cooked, sprinkle mozzarella over the penne mixture. Place the pan under the broiler; broil until the mozzarella is bubbling and beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Top with the panko mixture, Parmesan and basil.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 538 calories; 17 g fat(5 g sat); 7 g fiber; 56 g carbohydrates; 41 g protein; 18 mcg folate; 77 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 489 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 213 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 612 mg sodium; 875 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (28% daily value), Calcium (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean-protein, 3 starch, 1½ fat, 1½ vegetable, ½ medium-fat protein

Reviews 13

March 16, 2019
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By: Tannis
This was a fun and easy to make dish. I made it exactly as written and agree with reviewers that pointed to a lack of flavour. The reviewer that added basil pesto cubes was probably right on by doing so. Also, the idea of using tomato sauce already seasoned is a great idea and would make this dish even easier. I will definitely make this again but kick it up a notch in flavour by adding a little more spice into the dish. Presents very nicely. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
November 28, 2018
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By: Pamela20
So delicious! A different take on my husband favorite meal. It was so good, we ate the whole thing! Did use sauce, not chopped tomatoes, otherwise exactly as the recipe. Will be making this again soon!
October 16, 2018
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By: jane
Will definitely make this again. It was easy, flavors were good & most ingredients usually on hand. Just before sliding into the broiler, I added another 1/8 c parmesan to enhance the thickness of the sauce. After a minute in the broiler, the dish could have been photographed for your magazine! The little bit of breadcrumbs added a nice texture without too many carbs.
October 05, 2018
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By: marionvb_2
This recipe was easy and good tasting. I did add 2 cubes of homemade tomato basil pesto as I thought the flavour was a little flat. Once added flavour was terrific.
July 22, 2018
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By: Sharala
My family loved this dish! It was super easy and really yummy!! This will become a regular dish!!
March 07, 2018
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By: Noctowl1216
This was a fun, tasty, easy dish to make. I added 1 cubed eggplant to mine when I added the penne and loved the result. Eggplant chicken parmesan in a single pan.
March 01, 2018
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By: georgesfamilynova
My kids loved this! I used a whole box of pasta, an extra cup of chicken broth, and the whole can of tomatoes. They took what little was left for lunch today. Easy and a big hit!
February 14, 2018
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By: emfelix
I couldn’t find whole wheat Pablo so I subbed regular panko. This recipe was really good and we will definitely make again!
February 06, 2018
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By: stephanie b
Whole family loved this easy-to-make dish - even my picky kiddo. So easy and delicious!
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