May 15, 2016 - Casserole, Chicken, Meat, Pasta    Comments Off on Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole
  • 1 (13.25 ounce) package uncooked whole grain penne pasta (can substitute with rotini or other similar small pasta)
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ lbs. raw chicken breast tenders (or thinly sliced chicken breast)
  • 1 ½ cups reduced-fat shredded mozzarella (or Italian blend) cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs or whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Add pasta, marinara sauce, and water to the dish and stir to combine.
  4. Place chicken in a single layer on top.
  5. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake the covered dish for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover; stir.
  8. Spread mozzarella over the top and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 5-10 more minutes


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