Chicken Parmesan Casserole

All of the goodness of chicken parmesan packed into a delicious cheesy casserole!  Crispy chicken, marinara sauce, penne pasta, and cheese come together in this easy to make dish!

chicken parmesan casserole

This time of the year is great for a delicious casserole.  It is starting to cool down outside and a good casserole is comfort food at its finest.  Chicken parmesan is one of my favorite dishes!  I love the crispy breaded chicken with the marinara sauce on top and melted cheese.  So why now turn it into a delicious casserole for my family?

I wanted to add all of my favorite things about chicken parmesan into this casserole.  Especially the crispy breaded chicken.  Oh and don’t forget the melty cheese on top and throughout!


This casserole became a instant family favorite.  And the best part is that if you have a smaller family you can freeze half of it for another night.  My entire family raved about this delicious casserole and I know that it will become a family favorite at your house as well!


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Chicken Parmesan Casserole
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All of the goodness of chicken parmesan packed into a delicious cheesy casserole! Crispy chicken, marinara sauce, penne pasta, and cheese come together in this easy to make dish!
Serves: 8
  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ (32 ounce) jars marinara sauce
  • chopped basil for garnish (optional)
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse and drain the pasta in a colander.
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Pound the chicken to be about ¼ inch thick or slice in half so they fry easily. Place the flour, egg, and Italian bread crumbs in separate bowls. Coat the chicken in the flour, then the egg and lastly the bread crumbs. Place to fry in hot oil until brown on each side and no longer pink in center. Remove from the skillet and slice into pieces.
  3. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, chicken, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. Mix until combined.
  4. Spread the pasta in a 9x13 inch casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and uncover and top with remaining cheeses. Continue to bake for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Garnish with chopped basil if desired.





Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This dish was so good! Thank you for posting it. I would like to know if you have nutrition information because I’m logging my food intake.

  2. Do you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before you add it to the the pasta. Not sure how an entire chicken breast would mix with pasta evenly.

  3. Love, love, love it!! My kids and I thought this was an absolute hit tonight! I can honestly say that it tasted like I ordered it from an Italian restaurant. I actuall]y doubled the recipe for a couple nights of leftovers!

  4. Its fantastic. When I am going to shop with my girlfriend we will try to buy like grocery.
    Its an amazing, this will totally goes to my upcoming valentine menu. Not only valentine I will try to make it for my family also. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  5. Overall the casserole tasted ok. I think the best part is the breaded and fried chicken. Not liking to waste food, the thing that bothered me about this recipe is that the amount of batter ingredients asked for was FAR greater than what was needed for the specified quantity of meat, so one ends up throwing away almost half a container of bread crumbs and a few cups of flour. I was able to put the leftover eggs to use, making an omelette for my dog.

  6. I made your Chicken Parmesan Casserole last night for dinner and it was a BIG HIT! As my son said, “It’s a keeper!” The leftovers were great for lunch. Thank you for sharing!

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