Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake is an easy go-to dinner recipe that combines the deliciousness of traditional Chicken Parmesan with the ease of a one pan meal.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake is an easy go-to dinner recipe that combines the deliciousness of traditional Chicken Parmesan with the ease of a one pan pasta bake.

So, I’ve been a little M.I.A since umm…last year, but I’m back and I’m coming in hot with a cheesy, comforting and easy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake.

Keyword: Easy. Other keyword: Cheesy.

This recipe combines all the flavors of traditional Chicken Parmesan but everything comes together all in one pan. I mean, c’mon, does it get any better than that? Less time to clean up, more time to binge watch your favorite shows on Netflix. You’re welcome.

This Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake recipe combines all the flavors of traditional Chicken Parmesan but everything comes together all in one pan.

Since we last talked, I’ve gotten engaged (finally, after 8 years!), planned a wedding, got married and honeymooned in Maui! We had a great time planning our wedding and we had a beautiful ceremony and ridiculously fun reception, but boy are we glad to get back to normal life again!

And I am glad I don’t have to fit into a wedding dress anymore so I can eat all the things again. Especially this Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake!

This recipe combines all the flavors of traditional Chicken Parmesan but everything comes together all in one pan.

How to make Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

This recipe can be made in a just few easy steps:

First, boil up some pasta (whatever shape you like will work here- I personally like penne or rigatoni). Then, in an ovenproof skillet cook up some diced chicken breasts until cooked through, add some garlic, red pepper flakes and any other seasoning you like, pour in a jar of marinara sauce, add cooked noodles and some yummy Parmesan cheese and mix everything together. Top the whole thing with a breadcrumb mixture, a whole lot of mozzarella cheese and bake in a 400 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Top with basil for a little freshness and serve up a nice big bowl!

Does it get any easier than that?

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Leave a rating and comment to let me know how you liked this recipe!

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Casserole, Chicken, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite size cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24) ounce jar of store bought marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 12 ounces dry Penne noodles
  • Fresh chopped basil, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

    Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions in a pot of generously salted water. Set aside when cooked.

  2. In a small bowl, add Panko and Italian seasoned bread crumbs, ¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese and 1T of olive oil; stir (or use fingers) to combine until mixture resembles wet sand; set aside.

  3. Season diced chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

  4. Heat olive oil and butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium high-heat, brown chicken in skillet until cooked through (about 5-6 mins). Add minced garlic and crushed pepper flakes; cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add in jarred marinara sauce, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

  5. Add cooked pasta and remaining parmesan cheese to skillet and stir to combine.
  6. Top pasta with shredded mozzarella cheese and bread crumb mixture.
  7. Bake uncovered for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and bread crumbs are golden brown.
  8. Top with chopped basil and serve immediately with garlic toast or salad.

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