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Skillet Chicken Parmesan for Two

Skillet Chicken Parmesan for Two
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 2
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.
May 29, 2018


  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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