Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

From, by Erin S.
Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet Photo

Getting dinner on the table night after night can be a job in itself. Pleasing everyone in the family, with their different tastes, likes, and even different schedules. Sometimes you just want to throw in the towel and let everyone fend for themselves.

Granted, I have been known to do this and my husband will have cereal, my son would scrounge and put something together, and then I end up hungry and annoyed. So I try to come up with a meal plan that is full of easy dinner ideas, so weeknights aren’t so stressful.

One thing that my family can always agree on is a one pan pasta skillet. A creamy pasta dinner is always something that goes over well. And I like it because it only gets one pan dirty, is ready in about 20 minutes, and my husband gets to take leftovers to lunch the next day. If I ask my son what he wants to dinner, 9 times out of 10 he will say pasta skillet.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet Picture

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant. So when I was thinking of what twist to put on dinner, I knew chicken parm was the next skillet meal. Chicken Parmesan paninis were one of my son’s favorite sandwiches; he is still talking about them. So I knew I could win him over with this meal.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet Image

I used ground chicken to make this dinner come together in minutes. The last 2 minutes of cooking, I sprinkled panko bread crumbs over the top and put the whole pan under the broiler. This step gives you the crunch that you normally have with chicken Parmesan.

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet Pic

Be careful your pans are oven safe, or you can just skip this step. Even without the crunchy topping your family is going to love this easy one pan meal. Add it to your menu now!


Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet Recipe



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound short cut pasta
  • 1 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. In a large oven safe skillet heat oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add ground chicken, and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking apart until the onions are soft and chicken is mostly cooked.
  4. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in pasta, marinara sauce, and water. Stir and bring to boil.
  6. Cover and reduce heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  7. Stir in 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese until melted.
  8. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese and bread crumbs over the top. Place under broiler for 2 minutes until golden brown.


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