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Easy Chicken Parmigiana

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Treat yourself to a classic Italian dinner with this cheesy chicken and pasta meal.

Ingredients

6
oz. (2 cups) uncooked penne (medium pasta tubes)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1
tablespoon oil
1
(14.5-oz.) can Italian-style tomatoes with olive oil, garlic and spices, undrained
1
small zucchini, cut into 1 1/2-inch-long thin strips
2
tablespoons chopped ripe olives

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, combine cheese and bread crumbs; mix well. Coat chicken breast halves with cheese mixture. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, stirring and turning chicken occasionally. Serve chicken mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with olives.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, combine cheese and bread crumbs; mix well. Coat chicken breast halves with cheese mixture. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes and zucchini. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, stirring and turning chicken occasionally. Serve chicken mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with olives.

Expert Tips

To heighten color contrast, sprinkle the finished dish with chopped fresh basil, oregano and/or parsley, in addition to the ripe olives. Add extra grated Parmesan cheese and hot pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
37g
37%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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