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Chicken Parmesan Casserole in a white dish

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Crispy breaded chicken is layered over pasta with spaghetti sauce and cheese, then baked for a perfect casserole.
5 from 1 vote
Course: casseroles, Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-American
Keyword: easy casserole, easy chicken dinner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Sandy


  • 16 ounces Rigatoni or Penne Pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Breaded Chicken Cutlets, store-bought
  • 2 24-ounce jars Spaghetti Sauce (or marinare plus Italian seasoning and garlic)
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Basil, chopped or dried
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Remove from the pan and place in a large bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F and spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken cutlets till crispy. Remove and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Pour a small amount of sauce into the bottom of the pan. Then pour the rest of the sauce over the pasta and mix together.
  • Spoon half the noodles evenly over the bottom of the pan. Arrange half the chicken over the noodles.
  • Combine the mozzarella and half of the parmesan cheese together. Sprinkle the noodles with half of the cheese mixture.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and pour over the panko bread crumbs in a small bowl. Stir well, then add the cheese, garlic powder and basil. Stir well.
  • Spoon half of the bread crumbs over the cheese. Layer the remaining noodles over the bread crumbs, top with remaining chicken, cheese and sprinkle with the remaining bread crumbs.
  • Cover with foil and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the noodles are bubbly. Remove the foil and continue baking for 5 to 10 more minutes until the crumbs have browned lightly.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with garlic bread.


To make this dish quicker, use the chicken strips from the deli.
Serve with a side salad and garlic bread.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Calories: 368kcal