Easy Chicken Parmigiana

Treat yourself to a classic Italian dinner with this cheesy chicken and pasta meal.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

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

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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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
800mg
800%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
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.