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Skillet Chicken Parmesan for Two

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 2
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Chicken Parmesan for two, in one speedy skillet with zero fuss how can you lose? This is the ultimate weeknight meal where leftovers will be unheard of.
Created May 29, 2018
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


  • 1
    In 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat in butter. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Transfer to small bowl; set aside. Wipe out skillet.
  • 2
    Rub chicken with Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and salt. In same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add chicken breasts; cook 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until chicken is golden brown on both sides. Using tongs, transfer to plate.
  • 3
    Carefully add pasta sauce and water to skillet; stir in pasta, and heat to simmering over medium heat. Top with chicken; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook 14 to 17 minutes or until pasta is tender and juice of chicken is clear when centre of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Top chicken with cheeses. Cover and let stand about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle with basil.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Move chicken around in skillet on both sides to fully coat in butter.
  • Tip 2
    Be careful when adding pasta sauce and water to hot skillet. Pour liquids away from you when adding them to a hot skillet.

Nutrition Information

900 Calories, 35g Total Fat, 65g Protein, 80g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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