Sicilian Serenade: One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Embark on a delectable journey to the heart of Sicily with our One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta. Tender chicken pieces harmonize with al dente pasta strands, all enveloped in a luscious tomato-based sauce and crowned with molten Parmesan. This dish is the epitome of comfort and convenience, delivering the classic flavors of Chicken Parmesan without the fuss.

A tantalizing close-up of the One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta. The vibrant tomato sauce, succulent chicken chunks, and melt-in-your-mouth cheese, all garnished with fresh basil, make it a feast for the eyes.

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 servings 
Ideal Serving Size: 350 grams per serving

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 520 kcal per serving
  • Macronutrient Breakdown:
    • Carbohydrates: 58g
    • Proteins: 35g
    • Fats: 18g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breast, cubed - 400 grams
  • Pasta (like penne or rotini) - 300 grams
  • Crushed tomatoes - 400 grams
  • Garlic, minced - 10 grams
  • Olive oil - 20 grams
  • Parmesan cheese, grated - 150 grams
  • Fresh basil, chopped - 15 grams
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional) - 5 grams
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated - 100 grams

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken cubes, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook until browned.
  2. Add minced garlic, stirring until aromatic.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the pasta and enough water to cover it. Stir occasionally, letting the pasta cook until al dente.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, sprinkle with Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Cover the pan and let it simmer until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil and red pepper flakes (if desired).
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!
A rustic kitchen setting, where the pan filled with Chicken Parmesan Pasta takes center stage. Fresh tomatoes, garlic, and a block of Parmesan cheese accompany it, hinting at the rich flavors within.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a richer flavor, add a splash of red wine during the simmering process.
  • Toasted breadcrumbs sprinkled on top add a delightful crunch.
  • Pair with a robust red wine for an authentic Italian meal.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use other types of meat? Yes, ground turkey or beef can be substituted for chicken.
  • Can I add vegetables? Absolutely, bell peppers or spinach make great additions.