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Easy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 470 1 serving

Everyone loves eating Chicken Parmesan but making it can be time consuming.  This one-skillet meal has the great flavor that you love about Chicken Parm but without the work.  The best part is that the pasta cooks right in the skillet so that’s one less pot for clean-up!


cost per recipe: $8.66

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces (buy pre-cut to save prep time)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce or Tomato Basil Garlic Italian Sauce
  • 6 ounces (about 2 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral) pasta (the pasta cooks right in the skillet- a time saver and one less pot to clean)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Tips

    • To add a crunchy breaded topping, heat the broiler (and make sure you're using an ovenproof skillet).  Mix 1/4 cup Italian-seasoned dry bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Sprinkle over the cheese.  Broil for 1 minute or until the bread crumb mixture is golden brown.
    • Time Saving Tip: To make this recipe even easier, instead of cooking the chicken, you can use a 12.5-ounce can of Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water instead.  Omit the oil, skip Step 1 and add the drained canned chicken and Italian seasoning in Step 3.
  • Step 1

    Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning.  Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until done, stirring occasionally.  Remove the chicken from the skillet, cover and keep warm.

  • Step 2

    Stir the sauce, rotini and water in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the rotini is tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the cooked chicken.  Season to taste.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle with the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses (if you like, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to melt the cheese).


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  • Easy Chicken Parm Skillet

    Sara M.
    January 17, 2018

    Very bland. It was easy to make but it needs some extra seasonings!!!

  • Good foundational recipe

    February 16, 2013

    Fairly bland, but holds promise with the additions recommended by others. I added garlic powder to my second helping which was an improvement. I plan to experiment with this recipe. It is certainly easy to prepare. My wife enjoyed it.

  • Only Stove~Top Required.Great In Under 25 Minutes!

    December 19, 2012

    These Ingredients Are Staples In Our Cabinets & Refrigerator. Try The Newer Mozzerella & Philly Cream Cheese For An Even Richer Flavour. Delicious & Easily Can Turn Into Tex~Mex Or Your Own Recipe w/On Hand Protein & Starch~Rice Too.

  • Quick Skillet Chicken & Macaroni Parmesan

    January 6, 2012

    This was quick and easy. My family loved it!! The only change I made was to use a Florentine spaghetti Sauce (Spinach and Cheese).

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Calories 466
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 928 mg
Total Carb 49 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 12 g
Added Sugars 5 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 21 %DV
Iron 14 %DV
Potassium 18 %DV
Calories 470
Total Fat 15 g
Sat. Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 872 mg
Total Carb 49 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 5 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.