Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

I've always loved Chicken Parmesan but I rarely have it because it's not diet friendly. I was so excited to come across a healthier version of Chicken Parmesan. This dish is so tasty and doesn't leave me feeling guilty. It was a hit with the hubster and my picky toddler as well!

Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Slightly adapted from All Recipes
Serves 8
Cal 246, Fat 5.1g, Carbs 32.3, Fiber 4g, Protein 19.8

1 lb cooked chicken tenderloins cut into pieces
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups water
1 cup low-sodium fat free chicken broth
10 oz. pasta (I used barilla high fiber shells)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 F.

In a skillet pan over medium-high heat, add the oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt and cook about 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, water, chicken broth, and the pasta to the pan, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then cover the pan and continue simmering until the pasta is tender, about 16-18 minutes. Stir the pasta frequently as it cooks.

Once tender, remove the cover and stir in the Parmesan cheese, pepper, and the cooked chicken.  Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle the top evenly with the mozzarella cheese.  Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is bubbly. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley if desired. Enjoy!


  1. My family.would love this. Pinned!

  2. Hi,

    We've recently launched the site Everyrecipe.com.au, where users can search through thousands of recipes from the best Australian food sites and blogs.

    We noticed that you have a lots of delicious recipes on your blog and would like to suggest you have a look at our Top Food Blogs section here: http://www.everyrecipe.com.au/top-food-blogs.
    Follow the instructions on our site to add your own food blog to the list.

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on info@everyrecipe.com.au. Hopefully your food blog will be up there in the top!

    Warm regards,

  3. Wow! This looks amazing! I just pinned it and can't wait to make it for my family.

    Christine @ http://idigpinterest.blogspot.com

  4. I like the flavors of Italian food, but can't eat all the pasta. This is a wonderful solution for me. Thank you for sharing this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

  5. Think I have all the ingredients, except the chicken, which I buy as needed ! Love the recipe and the use of mozzarella :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS Party !

  6. I don't know how you calculated your nutrition facts, but they are way off

  7. Hi There,
    Sorry you think that. I calculate through my fitness pal.


I'd love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...