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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: 505 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!


  • 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
  • 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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Calories 502
Total Fat 15 g
Sat. Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 952 mg
Total Carb 49 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 12 g
Added Sugars 5 g
Protein 40 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 22 %DV
Iron 18 %DV
Potassium 17 %DV
Calories 505
Total Fat 16 g
Sat. Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 895 mg
Total Carb 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 11 g
Added Sugars 2 g
Protein 40 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 21 %DV
Iron 17 %DV
Potassium 17 %DV

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