Parmesan Chicken Casserole

            Chicken Parmesan is a family favorite in my house. We absolutely love the flavors, but we do get tired of eating the same food each week. I have become excellent at switching up a recipe that uses all the same ingredients, but comes out completely different. You are probably wondering how I can change up a parmesan chicken recipe, I simply turn it into a casserole.

            Warm and comforting food is a dish that is obviously warm, flavorful and filling. This recipe uses the ingredients that you likely have in your pantry and refrigerator already. The neat thing about this dish, it is somewhat like another family favorite in that it is slightly layered in the baking dish.

            What I really love about this dish is that it does not seem to take as much time as it does if I make regular Chicken Parmesan. This is rather quick and easy to throw together. You know what is really awesome? My family has taken it upon themselves to each cook one of my recipes each week. I enjoy seeing the love of food and cooking passed down in the generations, just as it did with my Grandma, Mom and I. The difference is that my hubby and sons are also fighting for kitchen time. I do fear that one day I may be kicked out of my own kitchen though.

I better share as many recipes with you as I can now.

I am sure that you could switch up the pasta or the meat in this recipe and get a casserole that tastes just as phenomenal as this Parmesan Chicken Casserole.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I serve as a side?

Casseroles are known as the meal that has everything in it already. They can be served alone, or you could serve it with a dinner salad, garlic bread or roasted vegetables.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

What I love to do if I have leftovers is to pack single servings into air tight containers and freeze them. This makes lunch easy when I have a busy day.

What ingredients do you need for Parmesan Chicken Casserole

            1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces

            ½ pound rotini pasta, boiled to al dente

            2 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce

            1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning

            15 ounces drained, diced tomatoes

            2 tbsp softened unsalted butter

            ½ cup Panko bread crumbs

            ¼ tsp garlic powder

            2 tbsp Parsley, chopped

            1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

            ½ cup Parmesan cheese

How to make Parmesan Chicken Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Boil noodles until they are to your liking

SECOND STEP:

In a deep baking dish, combine the chicken, spaghetti sauce, italian seasoning and diced tomatoes

Stir until well combined

THIRD STEP:

Add the cooked and drained noodles, stir to combine well

Put the mozzarella cheese on top of the noodles and meat mix

FOURTH STEP:

Mix together in a bowl the Panko bread crumbs, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley and mix well

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Spread this mix over the top of the mozzarella cheese layer

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FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes

Serve warm

YUM!

Parmesan Chicken Casserole

Parmesan Chicken Casserole

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ pound rotini pasta, boiled to al dente
  • 2 cups of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 15 ounces drained, diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Boil noodles until they are to your liking

SECOND STEP:

In a deep baking dish, combine the chicken, spaghetti sauce, italian seasoning and diced tomatoes

Stir until well combined

THIRD STEP:

Add the cooked and drained noodles, stir to combine well

Put the mozzarella cheese on top of the noodles and meat mix

FOURTH STEP:

Mix together in a bowl the Panko bread crumbs, butter, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and parsley and mix well

Spread this mix over the top of the mozzarella cheese layer

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes

Serve warm

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gSodium: 40mgSugar: 30gProtein: 14g