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Chicken Parmesan Pasta with Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce

Baked Chicken Breasts nestled on top of pasta smothered in garlic tomato basil marinara sauce.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 823 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Baked Chicken Parmesan:

  • 1.5 lb chicken breasts , skinless, boneless (4 chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (1 tablespoon of oil for each breast)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs , such as Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • salt and pepper

Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 28 oz whole plum tomatoes , from the can
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • salt and pepper

Pasta:

  • 1/2 pound linguine or fettuccine pasta

For garnish:

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , finely grated
  • 1/4 cup green onions , finely chopped

Instructions

How to make Baked Chicken Parmesan:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit. Spray a baking dish or baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  2. Coat chicken breasts in olive oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to your taste. Combine 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese - Roll each chicken breast in this bread-cheese mixture. Combine minced garlic with the remaining shredded cheese and press this mixture on top of each cutlet, pressing lightly to adhere.
  3. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 20 or 30 minutes, until chicken bounces back when pressed, is no longer pink and juices run clear, and until cheese is melted.

How to cook Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce and Pasta:

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion, garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and basil and wine and cook the sauce on medium-low heat, while it simmers covered, for about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the sauce in food processor and process until puree consistency.
  4. Return the sauce to the same pan, re-heat gently and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In the mean time, cook pasta according to the package instructions. Drain.
  6. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the sauce and set it aside (you'll use it to top the chicken) - keep it warm.
  7. Add pasta to the cooking pan with the remaining sauce - keep it warm while you prepare chicken.

Assemble:

  1. Place 1/4th of pasta (mixed with tomato sauce) onto each of 4 plates. Top each plate with chicken breast.
  2. Spoon a little bit of the remaining tomato sauce over the top of each chicken breast.
  3. Garnish with finely grated Parmesan cheese and finely chopped green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Pasta with Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 823 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 975mg42%
Potassium 1280mg37%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
Calcium 422mg42%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.