Chicken Parmesan Pasta…easy stovetop method!

I have another keeper for you today! I’d say I make this recipe at least twice a month, if not more. It was a recipe born of necessity as one night I didn’t have enough chicken to make chicken parm and what I did have wasn’t thawed out all the way. My oldest daughter loves chicken parm! I’m right there with her….but it takes forever to make, uses A LOT of chicken breast and I have to turn on my oven. Living in South Florida where it gets very hot & humid in the summer, I love meals that don’t require oven use.

So what did I do? I diced up the chicken, which meant it would thaw faster and COOK FASTER! I made chicken nuggets in a skillet, and combined everything in one pot on the stovetop. Then I stirred in mozzarella cheese in order to get that cheesy goodness in every bite!

After this method, I’ve never looked back. It’s the ONLY way I make chicken parm now. It’s seems faster and easier to me. And the BIGGEST benefit is that I can stretch a little over a pound of chicken breast to feed my family of 5 in a satisfying way. My meat-loving husband doesn’t feel like he’s giving anything up with this meal, and it helps me stick to my food budget.

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Stovetop Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Recipe type: Dinner, Italian, Frugal, Easy
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Serves: 8
The fast, frugal and easy way to get chicken parm on the dinner table! Stovetop Chicken Parmesan Pasta is one of our family favorites! And the stovetop cooking method keeps you from heating up your whole house. What's not to love?
  • 1.3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast*
  • Italian seasoned bread crumbs to coat
  • 1 whisked egg
  • Favorite spaghetti sauce**
  • Pasta of choice***
  • 4 to 6 oz. Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Prep water for pasta, bring to a boil & turn on low.
  2. Make chicken nuggets with chicken breast.
  3. To make chicken nuggets: cut chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  4. Dip cubes into egg, and then put in ziploc bag with bread crumbs and toss to coat.
  5. Heat oil in skillet, and fry up chicken nuggets.
  6. Make spaghetti sauce or heat up sauce of choice.
  7. Make pasta per directions and drain.
  8. Add chicken nuggets and pasta to sauce.
  9. Add fresh mozzarella and stir around till melted in.
*For chicken breast ~ I buy Murray's chicken. ** For spaghetti sauce ~ I use 1 jar Bertolli Tomato & Basil. I then add in one 15 oz can of organic tomato sauce and then seasonings to our taste (basil, oregano, sea salt, thyme, sage, garlic powder, onion powder). I do add a couple tablespoons of sugar because we like our sauce to be on the sweeter side. *** For pasta ~ I use Ronzoni Healthy Harvest whole grain angel hair pasta. For this recipe I use the 13.25 oz box, plus 1 half box. When combining cooked pasta with sauce and chicken, I add in to desired sauce ratio. If this makes too much pasta, keep some plain for leftovers. But I usually add all of the pasta to the recipe.


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25 Responses to Chicken Parmesan Pasta…easy stovetop method!

  1. Kelly says:

    This looks incredible!! I’m definitely making this sometime this week, gorgeous photo as well 🙂

  2. Oney says:

    This one sounds like a keeper. My entire family loves chicken dishes and my youngest loves all things spaghetti. We’ll try this one soon.

    • Denise says:

      Thanks for dropping by Oney! This recipe is definitely one that ALL my girls love and my hubby! I was surprised I hadn’t blogged it before. I have SO much to share here.

  3. Great idea! And so much easier that “real” chicken Parm!
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  4. I love the idea of stove top, especially as th eweather gets warmer and I hesitate to turn on the oven.

  5. Nichol says:

    This is a great idea, my kids would love this, plus its so easy!
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  6. Gwenevere says:

    I’m a fan of stovetop prep. Did I will the parmesan part of this dish though? ALl I saw was Mozzarella cheese.
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    • Denise says:

      Hi Gwenevere,

      So glad you came by! You are right…no parmesan, though I did grate some pecorino romano to go on the top. I was out of parmesan as I usually don’t have it on hand at my house, but at any point you can add that in. Pretty much everything I make is totally customizable to each family which is how I come up with them in the first place 🙂

      To me….the italian seasoned breadcrumbs are what make the dish…and I LOVE fresh mozzarella. I also chiffonade some fresh basil to top the dish with. I love fresh basil too. For the breadcrumbs, I meant to add that although you can make your own…I buy a very good quality at Whole Foods for about the same price as breadcrumbs at other stores. It has a very good ingredient list for buying something processed. Hope you’ll stop by again!

  7. Oooo, quick and easy- who doesn’t love that?!
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  8. Sarah says:

    Mom, your right I do love chicken parm . And I love with this one because you can make it more often . By the way happy anniversary :).

    Love you – Sarah 🙂

  9. Now-a-days I’ve been looking for tips on how to stay healthy, you just forwarded me in the right direction, sounds delish! I appreciate your blog, I have it bookmarked now.

  10. This sounds down right delicious and fairly easy. Hoping it is a quick meal for me ini the near future.
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  11. Joy Y. says:

    With our 5 kiddos…and spring’s arrival along with some animals…we need quick and easy meals. This one looks like it will fit the bill…thanks! Stopped in from Real Food Wednesday. Appreciate your recipes….

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  12. Swathi says:

    Looks absolute delicious meal. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.
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  13. Darly says:

    we’ve done something similar to this, but used penne pasta instead. A very easy meal to prepare- perfect for days when you are just in a hurry

    My FTF entry is now up too, hope you check it out. Happy foodtrippin and have a fab weekend.
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  14. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Denise,
    This is a wonderful dish. I just love a dish like this that is easy and full of flavor. Your combination of the Chicken, Parmesan and spice is a sure hit with my crowd. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  15. Arlene says:

    I so love anything pasta! I love lots of cheese in the sauce. 🙂

    Happy weekend!
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  16. cheerful says:

    absolutely delicious…thanks for sharing your recipe and great to read your love story, you got some lovely pictures together and i can see with it how you grow with each other! visiting late from food trip friday! have a great week!
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  17. angie says:

    love these easy to clean type of meals and I think my teens would like it better like this as well thanks for sharing come see me at
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  19. Alison Lewis says:

    My kids would like this one for sure

  20. Jan Juarez says:

    This one looks like it will fit the bill…thanks! Now-a-days I’ve been looking for tips on how to stay healthy, you just forwarded me in the right direction, sounds delish! And so much easier that “real” chicken Parm!
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