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. Source:, January 2018

Hilary Meyer


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

538 calories; total fat 17.1g 26% DV; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 77mg 26% DV; sodium 612mg 24% DV; potassium 875mg 25% DV; carbohydrates 55.8g 18% DV; fiber 7.3g 29% DV; sugar 7g; protein 41g 82% DV; exchange other carbs 4; vitamin a iu 489IU; vitamin c 10mg; folate 18mcg; calcium 213mg; iron 5mg; magnesium 49mg; thiaminmg.

Reviews (14)

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great recipe! We loved it! Only thing I changed was I didn t have whole wheat panko or pasta. Super easy & delicious! A keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This turned out DELICIOUSLY! No issues with flavor... I think because I used a tablespoon of minced garlic in the panko (by happy accident instead of a teaspoon) and another tablespoon with the chicken. For broth I used 3C water and a tablespoon of Knorr chicken flavored bouillon. I also topped with both the mozzarella and the panko mix before putting under the broiler. YUM. will be making this again with the other 8 oz. of penne left in the box! TIP: 1 1/2 C crushed tomatoes is a 15 oz. can. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this dish! It was super easy and really yummy!! This will become a regular dish!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I couldn t find whole wheat Pablo so I subbed regular panko. This recipe was really good and we will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Whole family loved this easy-to-make dish - even my picky kiddo. So easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Was very blah tasting to me. I ended up adding a meatless pasta sauce and then I was able to eat it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just made this dish for dinner tonight. It was hands down one of the easiest and most delicious one pan chicken meals I ve ever made! Even my pickiest eater devoured it. I didn t have whole wheat pasta on hand so substituted protein enriched penne and regular bread crumbs for panko but aside from that I followed the recipe exactly. Definitely adding this recipe to the weekly dinner rotation! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing will make this a welcomed addition to our family meals. Read More