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.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, January 2018


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Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


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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; protein 41g; carbohydrates 55.8g; dietary fiber 7.3g; sugars 6.6g; fat 17.1g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 77.3mg; vitamin a iu 488.5IU; vitamin c 9.8mg; folate 18mcg; calcium 212.7mg; iron 4.6mg; magnesium 49.1mg; potassium 874.8mg; sodium 611.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (17)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
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
Easy and everyone loved it! 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
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
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: 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
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
Didn t have penne so used ziti but all else was the same. Awesome flavors and easy 1 Pot meal! The 2 of us could have eaten the whole thing but we saved half for tomorrow!!:-) I d love to show a picture but can t figure out how:-( Read More