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Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pasta


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4.58 from 14 votes

Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pasta

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 446kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) pkg. uncooked ziti pasta
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella divided
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe pot or skillet and add chicken. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder then cook for 6-8 minutes, until the outside is no longer pink.
  • Stir in marinara sauce, water and uncooked ziti and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese until melted.
  • Remove from heat, spread pasta in an even layer in the skillet and sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top.
  • Transfer pan to the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes until breadcrumbs are toasted. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


MFP:MFF Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pasta
June 2022


Serving: 13.3ounces | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 34.4g | Fat: 20.4g

14 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pasta

  1. 5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe! My whole family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious 🤤 even my picky kid went back for seconds. Will definitely be making this again.

  3. 5 stars
    Really yummy, easy and quick! Do-over!

  4. 5 stars
    Really yummy, easy and quick! Family friendly do-over for sure.

  5. 5 stars
    Very tasty and flavorful!

  6. 5 stars
    This might just be my favorite MFF meal to date! So good and the whole family absolutely loved it.

  7. 3 stars
    This was probably one of my least favorite recipes I’ve made. I feel like the flavor was lacking and it was super dry, especially left overs. Probably won’t make it again. But gave it some stars because my young kids ate it, so that’s a win.

  8. 3 stars
    It was just “ok.” Like another user mentioned-it seemed to be lacking in flavor a little. Super easy and quick though.

  9. 5 stars
    Quick and easy in one pot and so tasty!

  10. 5 stars
    First MFF recipe I’ve made but definitely not the last. As mentioned, quick, easy, and delicious. Most of my family had seconds (though portions are so generous I was full with just one). Best part for me is that the ingredients were very easy to get and I’ll be able to use the leftovers in numerous other recipes. 🙂

  11. 4 stars
    This was quick and tasty. Large portions. 3/4 of my family ate it, so I will make it again. I used the slightly smaller box of Barilla protein pasta (penne). I did end up pouring more water in to keep it saucy as the pasta absorbed the water.

  12. 4 stars
    This was good. I thought the pasta to chicken ratio was off a little (too much pasta). Next time, I think I would just use 12 ounces of pasta.

  13. 5 stars
    Left off the breadcrumbs/butter and it was a creamy delicious pasta that the whole family loved

  14. 5 stars

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