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One Pot Chicken Parmesan Bake

Contributor: Lauren Keating

Chicken Parmesan has so many steps and takes so much time to make that it isn’t exactly a good meal to make during the week. We have the answer! Our One Pot Chicken Parmesan Bake has all the flavors and textures you crave without so much work.

  • Author: Lauren Keating
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb. cubed chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil, divided
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz. dry penne pasta
  • 2 cups mozzarella, divided
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a broiler-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally until cooked through. Transfer it to a plate.
  2. Return the pan to the stove and add the remaining oil. Add the onion and red bell pepper. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, basil, and oregano. Cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. .
  4. Add the stock, cream, diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Heat to a simmer, stirring frequently, and then immediately add the pasta.
  5. Turn on your broiler to preheat.
  6. Reduce the stove top temperature to keep it at a low simmer, stirring often until the pasta is cooked, approximately 13-15 minutes. If the pasta has soaked up a lot of the liquid and seems dry, add an extra ½ cup of stock.
  7. Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the cooked chicken, 1 cup of mozzarella, and Parmesan.
  8. Drizzle with 1 cup pasta sauce and remaining cup of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs and spray with cooking spray.
  9. Put under broiler until crumbs are toasted and cheese is melted, approximately 2-5 minutes. Watch it carefully so the bread crumbs don’t burn.