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Here's a penne for your thoughts: chicken, parm, and baked pasta for a cozy dinner made easy with Essential Everyday.

  • Chicken Parm Penne Bake


      • 25


      • 40

    • SERVES

      • 4


    •  package Essential Everyday Penne Pasta
    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • ¼ cup Essential Everyday All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 large Essential Everyday egg, lightly whisked
    • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons Essential Everyday vegetable oil, divided
    • 2 cups Essential Everyday Marinara
    • 1 cup shredded Essential Everyday mozzarella cheese (4oz)
    • 1 cup Essential Everyday Shredded Parmesan Cheese
    • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn


    1. Preheat the oven to 375℉.
    2. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
    3. Slice chicken crosswise into ½” thick medallions. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Place flour, egg, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate wide, shallow bowls or dishes. Coat chicken pieces in flour, then dip in egg, then breadcrumbs coating all sides of the chicken.
    5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken in batches, using more oil for each batch, and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
    6. In a 9”x13” baking dish, toss pasta with 1 cup marinara. Top with chicken pieces, remaining 1 cup marinara, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through to 165℉. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.