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Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce

This easy Italian specialty makes a family-pleasing main course. Shared by Gert Kaiser of Kenosha, Wisconsin, it features delicious seasoned chicken breast halves in a flavorful pasta sauce and comes together in minutes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional


  • In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumbs. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170° Pour pasta sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes longer or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 499 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 49g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Dec 31, 2017

    Really good chicken Parmesan recipe. I recommend flipping the chicken before adding the sauce and cheese so that it is not raw looking like in the picture. Also, I did not pour the sauce over the chicken but around it, so that it would be a little crispy. I served this with spaghetti tossed with extra sauce, garlic bread and Caesar salad.

  • Mamacheese2004
    Nov 21, 2016

    Yummy! Very simple recipe. I like to add extra pasta sauce to my pasta and give it a toss before plating it.

  • 5594150W
    May 31, 2013

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  • Morehouse96
    Mar 15, 2013

    This is a very good, very simple recipe. However, I changed a few things to suit it better to my taste. First, I used 3/4 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 monterey chicken seasoning. Also, I added just a bit of butter to the pan during baking to keep the chicken moist. Finally, I added just a bit of mexican style shredded cheese for a different flavor.Overall, this is a great recipe and my wife loved it. I will definitely try it again!

  • Kathryn
    Feb 21, 2012

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  • tlgilmore
    Dec 21, 2011

    Very easy and very tasty. I used mozzarella and also some 6 cheese Italian blend I had. Served over whole wheat spaghetti. A quick, easy version of chicken parmasan. Thanks for sharing!

  • amytime99
    Mar 23, 2011

    This was really tasty! I cooked some fettuccine, then put it in a casserole dish sprayed with pan spray. Topped it with the baked chicken, then poured the pasta sauce over all, covered with cheese and extended the 2nd cooking time to 30 minutes instead of 12-14. The sauce and juices from the chicken ran into the pasta, giving it a great flavor boost. Mine doesn't look like the picture, but the variation worked well for us. Served it with a spinach salad topped with feta, sliced salami, and pepperoncini.

  • dnlldbrn
    Mar 17, 2010

    Even though we didn't have the seasoned bread crumbs, normal bread crumbs worked well too!

  • Amy
    Sep 11, 2006

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  • Bruha1
    Jun 21, 2006

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