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Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

This Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake is a perfect weeknight meal. It is easy to prepare while keeping all the traditional flavors from classic Chicken Parmesan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 -12
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1 pound large Rigatoni pasta boiled to al dente and drained
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • granulated garlic to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (or use 4 cups canned)

  • 29 ounces tomato sauce
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoning add additional seasoning to taste
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • salt to taste


  • Prepare sauce, this recipe takes about an hour to make. Directions here: Spaghetti Sauce. Once you have made the sauce and it is simmering, or if you are using canned sauce, prepare the chicken and noodles. 
  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized pan over medium heat. 
  • Season chicken breast with granulated garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook for 6-7 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked all the way through and juices run clear. Remove from pan and cool. Once cooled, cut into 1 inch cubes.
  • Cook pasta as directed and drain, return to pot, add 2 cups of sauce, noodles, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and chicken cubes. Toss to combine.
  • Heat oven to 350. Pour 3/4 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 4 inch deep baking dish. Then add the chicken & noodle mixture, top with the rest of the mozzarella cheese and parmesan, and then top with bread crumbs. Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  • Before you serve, using the leftover sauce, add about 1/4 cup to the bottom of each bowl, then put the pasta on top. One of my children, Cannon, likes the sauce on top, so you could do that too. I think that this adds to the presentation and it allows for some additional sauce.
  • Serve immediately, devour, and enjoy! 


Total time, includes the time to let the sauce simmer


Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1326mg | Potassium: 1096mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 4.5mg