Chicken Parmesan Bake (Easy One-Pan Meal!)

Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. box rotini (spiral) pasta
  • 3 cups water
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1.25 pounds chicken tenders or thinly sliced breasts
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Italian Seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cups Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmesan, shredded
  • olive oil spray

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray.

2

Add uncooked pasta, water, and marinara sauce to a 9x13 casserole dish. Stir together, and add chicken to the top. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover with foil, and bake for 30-40 minutes until pasta is tender.

3

Remove foil, give dish a stir, and spread both cheeses over the top, followed by panko crumbs. Spray the top with olive oil. Place back in the oven for an additional ten minutes until cheese is melted and top is crisp.

4

Serve warm, and add more cheese and red pepper flakes for serving if desired- YUM!

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chicken parmesan bake one-pan meal – in the baking dish

Want a family meal that’s a cinch to bake?

Grab a casserole dish and try this simple Chicken Parmesan Bake One-Pan-Meal! This Chicken Parmesan Bake idea is easy to build and offers up an irresistible combo of tender chicken, crunchy and cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce, the entire family will enjoy.

Anything that can make a weeknight run smoother is a winner in my book!

chicken parmesan bake one-pan meal – ingredients

Easy Ingredients, Easier Process.

Any dinner that calls for a jar of marinara sauce, pasta, and cheese gets my attention because I know it’ll get my kids’ approval! I’ve been on a Rao’s pasta sauce kick lately, but use your favorite brand. You’ll want to make sure to get very thinly sliced chicken breasts or tenders so they’ll cook faster than a thicker chicken breast.

As for cheeses, I’m using mozzarella and Italian Pecorino Romano; however, Parmesan can be used. Collin loves Pecorino Romano cheese so I decided to try some because it pairs well with pasta (and I agree – it’s way YUMMY)!

chicken parmesan bake one-pan meal – ingredients in the baking dish pre-bake

Good news – there’s no prep work involved! Yep, the uncooked pasta, sauce, and chicken are baked together first. I thought the result could turn out watery, but then I was happy when the result was perfectly cooked pasta and sauce! The casserole then gets topped with cheese, then Italian seasoned panko crumbs, and placed back in the oven to melt.

Hip Tip: Spray the top of the panko crumbs with olive oil, so they’ll crisp up nicely. I used my olive oil pump sprayer.

chicken parmesan bake one-pan meal – serving from the dish


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Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

A comforting meal with all the flavors of chicken parmesan, in an easy to build casserole!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. box rotini (spiral) pasta
  • 3 cups water
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 1.25 pounds chicken tenders or thinly sliced breasts
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Italian Seasoned Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cups Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmesan, shredded
  • olive oil spray

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray.

2

Add uncooked pasta, water, and marinara sauce to a 9x13 casserole dish. Stir together, and add chicken to the top. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cover with foil, and bake for 30-40 minutes until pasta is tender.

3

Remove foil, give dish a stir, and spread both cheeses over the top, followed by panko crumbs. Spray the top with olive oil. Place back in the oven for an additional ten minutes until cheese is melted and top is crisp.

4

Serve warm, and add more cheese and red pepper flakes for serving if desired- YUM!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from CookEatGo.com.

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chicken parmesan bake one-pan meal – plated and ready to serve

Such a yummy and satisfying meal!

Get excited for this result! The top layer has a nice crust of cheese, followed by the crumb topped chicken, and saucy noodles at the bottom. I mean, that’s perfection! Ha! 🙂  My family loved it – and it’s a lot of food, so there were leftovers for lunch the next day.


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.



Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 25

  1. babymair

    Lina,as usual, a winner!! I have everything on hand ..so I’ll b making this tonight for dinner. Looks yummy. Keep up the good work and God bless

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Thanks so much ❤️ enjoy it!!

  2. Ashley D

    This looks amazing!! Cant wait to try it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Ashley!! Yum – I think you’ll enjoy 😉

  3. Shannon

    Chicken and pasta with one dish. My FAVORITE!! can not wait to try this!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hooray Shannon- I know I was excited too!

  4. Mrs BK

    Love one pan meals. Thanks for the easy recipe!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I do too! You’re very welcome 😉

  5. J.H.509

    This is in my oven as I type. If it tastes as good as it looks. And smells…I can’t wait. And it was so easy to prepare.

  6. Cami

    If only I could still save my favorite Hip posts…. :/ This one would definitely be added to my favorites. Looks and sounds so yummy! :p

  7. J.H.509

    I made it and my family loved it!! Thanks Lina. 🙂 Hip2save comes through again!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Andrea

    Thanks for posting all these quick & easy dinner ideas! I love that I have all the ingredients already at home.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! You’re so welcome!

  9. Barbara

    When I go to print this recipe a Best Buy box comes up in the middle of the recipe blocking the words. Help!

  10. nicole

    how was it? i think im going to make it tonight. Should i just cut the chicken breast the long way to make tenders or make then thin too?

  11. Jennifer S

    i also would like to print but the ads cover the recipe 🙁

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh darn- it’s working for us, but curious of you’re hitting the little print icon next to recipe title? Or on your browser?

      • Nicole S.

        I am hitting the print icon next to the recipe and I get a pop up covering the recipe.

        • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Darn! Thanks for bringing that to our attention. We are looking into that now and hope to have a fix ASAP. In the meantime, be sure to try a different browser as that helped me when I just tried to print! Hoping that works for you too!

  12. Emily

    The chicken was delish but the pasta was a soupy, mushy mess 🙁

  13. Klp

    Has anyone tried to freeze this? Wondering if it is freezer friendly.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I’m sure it’d be fine freezing before or after cooking 👍

      • Klp

        THank you!!

      • Klp

        Also, made it tonight. Family loved it! Thanks for a great and easy recipe!

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