One Pan Chicken Parmesan

My kids favorite food is Chicken Parmesan, or Chicken Parm, as we call it. They LOVE it, but  it can take half a day to make properly, not to mention not being very healthy.  I came across a video of someone making pan pan chicken parm, so I decided to make a version my kids would eat.  They not only ate it, they DEVOURED it!   I was happy I used healthier ingredient: non-breaded and non-fried chicken, whole wheat pasta,  low fat cheese, and  from scratch sauce (that I had frozen).  This is SO tasty- and perfect to make ahead and reheat on those nights when you have to have two kids in two different places at once!

I do not use jarred sauce, I make my MIL’s awesome sauce and keep some in the freezer!  Served with  a salad it was an incredibly tasty (and fast) meal.



One Pan Chicken Parm


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp fried minced onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 8 ounce can diced tomatoes (fine with onions and peppers)
  • 24 ounces tomato sauce (I use homemade, but you can use jarred sauce)
  • water
  • 3/4 box dried whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 6 ounces low fat mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. Cut the chicken breast into 2 inch pieces.
  2. Combine all the dried seasoning and sprinkle it all on the chicken. Mix in to coat evenly. Yes, it looks like too much, but trust me, it's not
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large deep ovenproof pan, then add chicken and saute until done.
  4. Add about 1/2 cup of water to deglaze the pan, then stir in the can of diced tomatoes.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, then 24 ounces of water. Stir well, then bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Break spaghetti in half and add to the pot, Still to cover well. This REALLY fills the pan up so go carefully. (or you could do this in a medium pot). Boil the pasta in the sauce until it is cooked al dente. You may need to add a bit more water to the pot from time to time- but no more than 1 cup.
  7. Once the pasta is cooked to your liking, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from broiler and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this healthier and tastier version of  Chicken Parmesan!



  1. TOni @ Runninglovingliving March 5, 2013
  2. Jenn @comebackmomma March 5, 2013
  3. karen June 5, 2013

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