Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

All of the amazing flavors of Chicken Parmesan come together in this convenient, satisfying and flavorful Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole!

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Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

I’ve always loved chicken Parmesan, but I also enjoy the convenience of casseroles.  Cooked chicken, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, cheese and pasta come together so easily with minimal cleanup in this recipe.

I used a panko breadcrumb and cheese topping, so you don’t have to worry about breading any chicken! 

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

How to Make Chicken Parmesan Casserole

It’s so easy!  By using leftover cooked chicken (or store-bought rotisserie chicken) you’ll slash the time in this recipe.

Start out by cooking penne pasta (or any medium size pasta) according to package directions and drain (do your prep work while the pasta is cooking).  Then you’ll stir together the cooked pasta, chicken, 2 cups of marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl.  Transfer to a baking dish and top with the remaining 1 cup marinara sauce.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the casserole from oven, remove foil and top with more mozzarella and Parmesan, then sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs.  Return to oven and bake (uncovered) for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan Casserole

A garden salad and French bread have always been my go-to favorite sides with this convenient casserole.

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole


Originally published June 8, 2016.  Updated with new photographs, revised recipe and republished August 24, 2019.


Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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