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Skillet Chicken Parmesan for Two

Skillet Chicken Parmesan for Two
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 2
Chicken Parmesan for two, in one speedy skillet with zero fuss -- how can you lose? This is the ultimate weeknight meal where leftovers will be unheard of.
Updated October 27, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 oz each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce (from 25.5-oz jar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat in butter. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Transfer to small bowl; set aside. Wipe out skillet.
  • 2
    Rub chicken with Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and salt. In same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add chicken breasts; cook 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until chicken is golden brown on both sides. Using tongs, transfer to plate.
  • 3
    Carefully add pasta sauce and water to skillet; stir in pasta, and heat to simmering over medium heat. Top with chicken; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook 14 to 17 minutes or until pasta is tender and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Top chicken with cheeses. Cover and let stand about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle with basil.

Expert Tips

  • Move chicken around in skillet on both sides to fully coat in butter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
900
Calories from Fat
320
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
16g
78%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
1560mg
65%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
80g
27%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
8g
Protein
65g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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