This one-pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta is the scrumptious and hassle-free recipe for you! This dish combines all the mouthwatering flavors of classic chicken Parmesan with the comforting goodness of pasta, all cooked together in just one pot on the stovetop. It’s the perfect fusion of convenience and deliciousness that will have your taste buds in ooey-gooey heaven. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!
What’s the difference between classic chicken Parmesan and chicken Parmesan pasta?
Classic chicken parmesan is a beloved Italian-American dish where you bread and fry chicken cutlets until they’re golden and crispy. Then, you smother them in marinara sauce, top it all off with melted mozzarella and Parmesan, and bake it to perfection.
On the other hand, chicken Parmesan pasta is like the fun, party version of the classic dish! Instead of frying individual chicken cutlets, we cook diced chicken right in the same pot with pasta and all the saucy goodness. With Chicken Parmesan Pasta, you get to enjoy all the fabulous flavors of the classic dish but in a more convenient and cozy way. It’s like having a delightful pasta party with tender chicken, marinara sauce, and ooey-gooey melted cheeses, all mixed together for a delicious harmony of flavors.
What do I need to make chicken Parmesan pasta?
- Panko bread crumbs
- Unsalted butter
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Avocado oil
- Italian seasoning
- Medium yellow onion
- Garlic cloves
- Dry pasta: Short pasta is best for this recipe, like rotini or penne pasta.
- Marinara sauce: Use homemade marinara sauce or a lower-sodium store-bought pasta sauce!
- Low-sodium chicken broth
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil or parsley for garnish (optional)
How do I make chicken Parmesan pasta?
Step 1: Toast The Breadcrumbs
Grab a large pot or a Dutch oven and melt butter over medium heat. Toss in the breadcrumbs and give them a good stir. Toast until they are golden brown, then set them aside for later.
Step 2: Sauté the Chicken
Add some oil to the pot and cook the chicken with Italian seasoning. Brown chicken for around 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it cooks evenly. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set it aside. It’s okay if it’s not fully cooked through just yet – we’ll finish that later.
Step 3: Add the Onion and Garlic
Now, pour the remaining tablespoon of oil into the pot and let it warm up again. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes. You’ll know they’re ready when the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
Step 4: Bring It All Together
Return the chicken to the pot, along with the uncooked pasta, marinara sauce, and chicken broth. Crank up the heat to bring it all to a boil, then reduce it to low heat. Cover and let it cook for about 12-15 minutes, until the pasta cooks to al dente.
Step 5: Stir in the Cheese
Uncover the pot and stir in the cheeses until melted.
Step 6: Add the Toppings and Serve!
Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs on top of the pasta! For a finishing touch, top with fresh herbs for a pop of color and flavor.
Protip: Add some crunch!
The breadcrumb topping is optional but definitely adds to the chicken Parmesan feel of the dish. Plus, it’s a nice texture!
How do I store the leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating leftover chicken Parmesan pasta
Warm leftovers on the stovetop over medium until heated through. Alternatively, you can heat your pasta in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warm.
What should I serve with this chicken Parmesan pasta recipe?
We love to serve this with some sort of veggie side to cut the richness of the chicken Parm pasta. Try it with:
A delicious dinner the whole family will love!
This easy comfort food dish is the ultimate crowd pleaser for any occasion! Simple ingredients like chicken breast, pasta, marinara sauce, and fresh herbs unite to create an easy recipe in under 30 minutes. It’s the best way to get that Italian food fix without the effort! Try this recipe, and let me know what you think!