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

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

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.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

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!!!

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

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!

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Yield: 6 servings

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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One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Casserole l SimplyScratch.com