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This chicken parmesan pasta skillet has all the flavors of the classic favorite in an easy one-pot meal!

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

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This chicken parmesan pasta skillet has all the flavors of the favorite classic in an easy one-pot meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 391
Author Annalise


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cubed
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 24 oz marinara sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Fresh basil , for garnish (optional)


  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet and set over medium high heat.
  • Season chicken with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Brown in skillet until cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add onions and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add marinara sauce, water, and pasta and stir until combined. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, cover skillet, and cook until pasta is al dente, about 20 minutes. Lift lid and stir pasta every few minutes to make sure pasta isn't sticking.
  • Add chicken back to the skillet and stir until combined.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Combine breadcrumbs with remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle on top of skillet.
  • Broil on high for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are toasted.


  • If you don't have a large skillet with a lid, a sheet pan works great in a pinch.
  • If needed, add more water a few tablespoons at a time to create a thick sauce when pasta is done. 2 cups was the perfect amount for me.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 601IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2mg