Chicken Parmesan Casserole

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 people
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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!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 1/2 (32 ounce jars) marinara sauce
  • chopped basil for garnish optional

Instructions

  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 1/4 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, 1/2 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.

Recipe Notes

Updated on October 11, 2019

Original post on September 21, 2015

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 829mg35%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 434IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 361mg36%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.