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!
Dinner, Main Course
American, Italian, Italian American
1(16 ounce)package uncooked penne pasta
1poundbonelessskinless chicken breasts
1cupvegetable oil for frying
2cupsItalian seasoned bread crumbs
2cupsshredded mozzarella cheesedivided
1cupshredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2(32 ounce jars)marinara sauce
chopped basil for garnishoptional
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse and drain the pasta in a colander.
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.
In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, chicken, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese and marinara sauce. Mix until combined.
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.
Updated on October 11, 2019
Original post on September 21, 2015
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Vitamin A 434IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.