One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta


All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!


Do you love chicken parmesan, but don’t love all the dishes that come with it?  Then this is the dish for you!  One pot, 30 minutes!  The pasta cooks in the pot with all the sauce and chicken, making it super flavorful!

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You guys… have you tried one pot pasta dishes before?  They. Are. AMAZING!!  No waiting for a big pot of water to boil, no draining, no extra pot to wash… just one pot of pure comfort food.  I have been dreaming up and testing all kinds of one pot pasta dishes for you all, and I think you’ll be excited with all the options over the next month or so!

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I love chicken parmesan… SO much.  But I definitely don’t love the tedious breading process, so many dishes to wash, and how long it can take to make it!  I dreamt up this dish a while ago, then found out The Cookie Rookie had already made a great version… so I headed over to her page and made some tweaks based on what I had on hand.  This version is made with everyday ingredients, and is incredibly flavorful!

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BUT, WHERE’S THE BREADING??

I opted to omit the breading here… to save calories, recipe steps, and to keep the ultra creamy consistency.  If you really need that breading crunch, you could add some toasted Italian panko breadcrumbs to the top of the dish.  Of course, you could always bread some chicken tenders and cook them before laying them on top of the pasta, but that defeats the whole “one pot” idea 😉

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You can make this one pot chicken parmesan pasta in any large skillet or pot, but I always make it in my enameled dutch oven.  When I’m stirring the pasta as it cooks, I don’t want to be worried about the liquid slopping up and over the sides.  I’m a messy cook, but no one likes to clean up burn on sauces from their stovetop!  If you don’t have a dutch oven, you can use a deep sided skillet, or a stock pot… but I highly recommend picking up a dutch oven, they have so many uses!!

To go alongside this pasta, I like to serve either my homemade cheesy garlic bread, cheesy garlic crescent rolls, or no knead artisan bread.  Add a nice green salad and it makes the perfect trio!

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Great chicken parmesan flavors combine with pasta in this one pot meal that's ready in 30 minutes! | https://thechunkychef.com | #dinner #chicken #easyrecipe #weeknight

In case your family isn’t licking the pot clean by the time dinner is over, this pasta reheats well for lunch the next day!

As the weeknights get busier and busier, do yourself a favor and whip up this 30 minute one pot chicken parmesan pasta!

Things you may need for this recipe: (these are affiliate links – see my disclosure page for more details)

  • Dutch oven – I own several Le Creuset’s that I love too, but this is a much more affordable option, and it’s been a workhorse in my kitchen!
  • Box grater – I like to grate my own cheeses… they get extra gooey and melty this way
  • Marinara – This is the brand of marinara sauce that I like to use

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5 from 17 votes
6 servings
One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that's ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!

Calories: 483 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz dried short-cut pasta (I used rigatoni)
  • 24 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce (I used Newman's Own)
  • water to fill empty marinara sauce jar
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • additional dried Italian seasoning, optional
  • fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish
Instructions
  1. To a large pot or skillet (I used my dutch oven), add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat.  Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.  Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is most of the way cooked through.  Remove to a plate.

  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook about 2-3 minutes, until soft.  Pour in marinara sauce, fill up empty sauce jar with water and add to the pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a strong simmer.

  3. Add chicken and pasta, stir, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked to your liking.  Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.

  4. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.

  5. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Cookie Rookie

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29 comments on “One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta”

  1. My husband was just asking me to make chicken parmesan the other day but I’m like you, at times it’s just too much to do to prepare it especially since we’re in a heat wave. This is a perfect fit!

  2. This looks like the perfect weeknight meal!

  3. So. Much. Yes. This looks absolutely amazing, and love how quick and easy it is! A must try for sure.

  4. Love that you can make this in just one dish!

  5. I need this pasta dish tonight! It looks amazing!

  6. Ahhhh the cheesiness! I’m drooling!

  7. I want a huge plate of this pasta – it looks like comfort food to the max.

  8. oh! fantastic one-pot pasta and chicken. I love both and it awesome. I can’t wait for this

  9. I tried this last night and it was absolutely amazing! My husband loved it and so did my kids. I’ll be making this again and again!

  10. the only comments that should be posted are the ones of people who have actually tried making this recipe. I want to read what their thoughts are after making it, and how they like it, I do not need to see a bunch of useless comments about how good the food looks,

  11. Made this tonight per the recipe, except at the end I added panko bread crumbs and the mozzarella and put it in the oven on broil for a minute. So good! Thank you!

  12. Literally amazing just made it taste so good! Changes were broiled it with mozzarella parmesan cheese mix topped with Italian breadcrumbs. Also added red pepper flakes. Yummy easy flavorful!

  13. It’s a sleeting day in Kansas. No food in the fridge, except for the ingredients for this one pot. I added frozen spinach. This meal was delicious!

  14. In all the pictures shown I do not see one piece of chicken. Did you forget it? Regardless, I can’t wait to make it. Sounds so good!

  15. Searched for a recipe for stuff I had in the kitchen so I didnt have to go to the store. I came across this recipe. I only had a can of Hunts Spagetti Sauce in the cupboard so I was worried how it would turn out (we prefer Ragu). I shouldnt have worried because it turned out delicious!! I added a little more of the seasonings and a bit of sugar to the sauce. So yummy and kid approved. Thank you for a great easy meal!!

  16. Winner winner chicken Parmesan dinner !!!!!!! While family loved this followed reciepe exact and it was perfect !! 

  17. Enjoyed this receipe. Added two more chicken breasts. Did not really remind me of chicken parmesan. But was good, quick and simple.

  18. I was looking for a quick dinner and found this recipe. Made it just like the recipe states only I used a jar of Barilla marinara sauce that I had on hand and it got a thumbs up from my husband. Will keep this one in the dinner rotation.

  19. I made this tonight and my boyfriend loved it. Thanks!!!

  20. Just found this recipe! So cheap and easy and delicious! Can’t wait for my husband to try it 

  21. You nailed this recipe! Made it as is with an organic marinara sauce and some extra garlic….DELICIOUS!!!! Might even let the kids and hubby try some tonight 🙂 🙂 

  22. Very easy and delicious. I added about a half pound more pasta and then a half jar more of marinara and it worked out well. Was thinking might uses Italian sausage next time. 

  23. I made it tonight and its delicious. So gooey! I made it with meatball flavored spaghetti sauce (busy week and no time to go grocery shopping). I added a little bit of sugar and unfortunately I didn’t have an onion but it still tasted great. It reminded me of one pasta sauce (tomato and cream) I was making  in the past. 

  24. My son and I were wanting something different for supper, and we found this recipe and I made it tonight. It got 5 stars all around the supper table tonight! Excellent! Very simple, quick and easy to make! Thanks for sharing this keeper! 🙂
    Sorry for the double post…I forgot to rate it the 1st time.

  25. I want to try this, but is it possible for one pound of pasta to absorb 24 ounces of water? I just don’t see how that could be right, but nobody mentioned that a full marinara jar of water was too much. Please advise!
    Thanks–sounds delicious.

  26. I tried this dish tonight, and it was a hit! Lots of flavor and I loved that it was made in one pot.