One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta


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.

Active Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings

What Type of Pasta Should I Use?

We use whole-wheat penne for this recipe, but feel free to use whole-wheat mostaccioli, ziti, fusilli, rotini, gemelli, cavatappi or any other short pasta. Shorter pasta is easier to stir during cooking and sticks less than longer-shaped pasta. Make sure the pasta is cooked completely before broiling.

How to Serve One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This main dish pairs well with vegetable sides, including Lemon-Garlic Green Beans, Garlic-Parmesan Asparagus, Parmesan-Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sauteed Broccoli & Kale with Toasted Garlic Butter. Serve with garlic bread and a green salad to round out the meal.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 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 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups crushed tomatoes

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large broiler-safe 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.

    One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta


Large ovenproof skillet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
17g Fat
56g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 41g 82%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Vitamin A 489IU 10%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 18mcg 5%
Sodium 612mg 27%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Magnesium 49mg 12%
Potassium 875mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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