One-Pan Baked Chicken Parmesan and Penne

This is an easy one-pan baked parmesan crusted chicken recipe with penne, melted mozzarella, and tender chicken breasts with a crispy parmesan topping.

Did you know that you can make chicken Parmesan and pasta in one 13″x9″ pan? You don’t even have to precook the noodles or chicken!

Toss all of your ingredients into your pan and bake it in the oven. Your chicken parmesan still gets that great crispiness.

Ingredients for One-Pan Baked Chicken Parmesan and Penne

  • Chicken Breast
  • Penne
  • Marinara or Favorite Pasta Sauce
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Water
  • Olive Oil
  • Panko Crumbs
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley

How to Make One-Pan Baked Chicken Parmesan and Penne

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and pour your pasta into an ungreased 13″x9″ dish.
Penne in a baking dish
  • Mix together Italian seasoning to your tomato sauce and mix it in.
  • I prefer to add my own seasonings to tomato sauces, whether it’s in a jar or a can. It adds in so much extra flavor.
Penne mixed with pasta sauce in a baking dish
  • Stir water and pasta sauce into the pan with penne. Chop onion into thin slices and place over pasta. Then top with mozzarella.
Raw chicken breasts
  • Trim your chicken breasts of any fat and layer on top of the penne.
  • Place the chicken on top of the onion and noodles. Drizzle the chicken breasts with olive oil.
  • Mix together grated Parmesan cheese and panko crumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto the chicken breasts. Press the crumb mixture into the chicken to adhere.
Pressing panko and Parmesan into raw chicken breasts
  • I topped the dish with parsley at the end, but that is optional.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 32-37 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
Baked Chicken Parmesan

Your noodles will come out tender and cooked through as well!

What to Serve with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Breadcrumb Caesar Salad is a great starter to this dish, but if you’re looking for sides to go with it I recommend Italian sauteed zucchini or broccolini.

One-Pan Baked Chicken Parmesan & Penne

One-Pan Baked Chicken Parmesan & Penne

Tiffany
This is an easy one-pan baked parmesan crusted chicken recipe with penne, melted mozzarella, and tender chicken breasts with a crispy parmesan topping.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 884 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 6-ounce Chicken Breasts
  • 5 cups Uncooked Penne
  • 2 14-ounce Jars of Marinara or Favorite Pasta Sauce
  • 2 ¼ cups Water
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Panko Crumbs
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley for topping
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pour uncooked penne noodles into a 13"x9" baking dish.
  • Stir water and pasta sauce into the pan with penne. Chop onion into thin slices and place over pasta. Then top with mozzarella. Place chicken on top of mozzarella and drizzle each chicken breast with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix parmesan and panko crumbs. Sprinkle on top of the chicken and press the crumbs into the chicken. Season chicken with salt.
  • Sprinkle parsley over top and place pan in the oven. Bake for 32-37 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink the center.

Nutrition

Calories: 884kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 74gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 792mgPotassium: 1174mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 394IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 333mgIron: 3mg

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3 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    I followed the recipe exactly, but ended up needing 2x the amount of cooking time stated in the recipe for the chicken to cook through. I was worried the dish would overflow when the pasta cooked since it was piled higher than the sides of my baking dish, but I was happy that it didn’t! My family enjoyed the dish so I will make it again, I’ll just plan more cooking time next time. Thanks for the easy, tasty recipe!

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