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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta

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  4 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 4 hr 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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This easy updated take on Chicken Parmesan is perfect for a weeknight dinner. When you’re ready to eat, just cook the pasta, and brown the bread crumbs. Serve with a green salad for a complete meal.

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
8
oz uncooked penne pasta (2 2/3 cups)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; place chicken breasts in cooker. Pour pasta sauce evenly over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 2 Before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add bread crumbs. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • 4 To serve, top pasta with chicken breast, pasta sauce, bread crumbs and cheese.
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; place chicken breasts in cooker. Pour pasta sauce evenly over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 2 Before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add bread crumbs. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • 4 To serve, top pasta with chicken breast, pasta sauce, bread crumbs and cheese.

Expert Tips

Skillet-toasting is an easy way to get a nice crispy bread crumb topping for this recipe. Just be sure to stir constantly to avoid burning.

Chicken breasts tend to come in different weights and sizes. A uniform size is important for even cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
770
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
1340mg
56%
Total Carbohydrate
81g
27%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
56g
56%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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