Print
close up of chicken parmesan casserole with fresh herbs and mozzarella

Chicken Parmesan Bake

This Chicken Parmesan Bake is a classic comfort food recipe that's been made into an easy weeknight dinner recipe for back to school dinners.

Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 669 kcal

Ingredients

Breadcrumb topping

  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c Garlic Crouton , crushed
  • 1 tbsp Parsley , diced
  • 2 tbsp Butter , melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 

  2. Cut up cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  3. Add penne pasta to boiling water and cook for about 9 minutes, until just short of al dente. 

  4. Drain pasta.

  5. In a large bowl combine chicken, penne pasta, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and sauce (reserve about a cup of the sauce and set to side). Toss until ingredients are coated. 

  6. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish.

  7. Add remaining cup of sauce to the top of the casserole and then add thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.

  8. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

  9. 10 minutes before the casserole has finished baking add the breadcrumb topping and return the dish to the oven to finish baking. 

  10. After 30 minutes remove from the oven and enjoy!

Breadcrumb topping

  1. In a small bowl combine crushed garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and melted butter. Toss until fully combined.

Recipe Notes

The chicken can be frozen chicken (fully cooked), rotisserie chicken (shredded), or chicken breast (fully cooked). It is up to you!