One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole

I’d like you to meet this delicious, one-pan chicken parmesan casserole.

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A dump-and-bake, one-pan casserole that takes little effort to prepare but tastes as if it took you all day.

I like that about this recipe.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

This recipe comes in handy on those nights when you’ve either worked all day, or spent the afternoon driving kids to and fro or for when you just can’t even imagine cooking– which all of the above is pretty much every single day and night of the week for me.

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See! Look how minimal the ingredient list is. Pasta, marinara (homemade or store-bought, I used the recipe from my book, but a good quality jarred sauce is fine), broth, Italian seasoning (again, I used my recipe from the book), homemade Panko breadcrumbs and freshly grated Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

First things first, season the chicken in a tablespoon of Italian seasoning.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Then pour the sauce into the bottom of your casserole dish.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Follow that by adding in the pasta…

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

…and pour in 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Then give it a stir before adding the seasoned chicken on. You don’t want to stir the chicken in to the liquids because you want the seasoning to stick to the chicken. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake in your preheated 425° for 30 minutes.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Next, remove the foil and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Then sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese, mozzarella and those homemade Panko breadcrumbs I was telling you about.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Holysmellsallkindsofamazing!!!

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Lastly, to add some pop of green and herby freshness, sprinkle on fresh basil before serving.

Haileigh needed to practice her knife skills for a test she was having in her food science and nutrition class, so I had her chiffonade the basil. I’d like think she inherited her knife skills from me. 😀

Anyhoo! THIS one-pan chicken parmesan casserole is SO good!!!!! My whole family loved it! Especially Malloree, my sometimes picky 12-year-old. And when she raves about something, I know it’s good.

I served this with a Caesar salad, but any green salad would be delicious.

Enjoy!

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Yield: 6 servings

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole
A dump-and-bake, one-pan chicken parmesan casserole that takes little effort to prepare but tastes as if it took you all day. Just serve with salad!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds thin-sliced breasts or chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning*
  • 3 cups marinara
  • 2 1/2 cups dry rotini pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs (or store-bought)
  • chopped fresh basil

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Toss the chicken with the Italian seasoning and set off to the side.

Into a casserole dish, add the marina, pasta and broth. Stir to combine before adding the chicken in an even layer on top.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Uncover and continue to bake for 10 minutes.

Remove and sprinkle with the Parmesan, mozzarella and then the breadcrumbs. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted, breadcrumbs are golden and sauce is bubbling.

Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes before serving with lots of fresh basil over top.

Notes

You can find my recipe for homemade Italian seasoning in my cookbook.

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10 Responses to “One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole”

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    Jane S. — January 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Omg, Laurie! This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I love a one dish recipe… easy to make and easy to clean up! Thanks!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — January 27th, 2017 @ 6:33 pm

      I know! So SO easy! <3

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    Donna K — January 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Doubled the recipe – Made it for dinner last night, everyone loved it. I love, love, love that it all cooks in one dish! Thanks for sharing all your great dishes.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — January 27th, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, Donna! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. Have a great weekend!

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    Jane S. — February 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Laurie, I wanted to let you know that not only did I make this…I sent it to my daughter, and she made it too! We both loved it SO MUCH! It was so easy, and had so much flavor! Definitely a new favorite!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 17th, 2017 @ 9:35 am

      Yay! I’m so glad, Jane!! Thanks for making my day 🙂

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    Tabitha — February 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I’m making tonight but mistakenly picked up turkey breasts instead. Oops! Should I alter the cooking instructions in any way?

    Thanks!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — February 24th, 2017 @ 8:35 am

      Hi Tabita! Sorry I somehow missed your message, but no– it shouldn’t need any time alteration. How did it work out for you with using the turkey?

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    Julianne — February 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Hi, I’m thinking of making this to bring to a friend whose husband is having surgery this week. Can it be made ahead and baked the next day? Thanks! Love your blog!!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — March 12th, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

      Julianne, I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner! I honestly am not sure, with the raw chicken and everything, it makes me a little nervous to tell you yes.

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