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One Skillet Chicken Parmesan
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Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet

This Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet is an easier way to make this classic Italian dish - and it comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, One Pot Meals
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken parmesan, orzo, spaghetti sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups dried orzo
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (700mL) jar tomato/spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach

Chicken Parmesan

  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, coat each chicken breast in egg, then in flour, then in breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, then place in skillet and fry for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • When breading becomes a bit more solid, continue to fry chicken in the middle of the pan and add garlic and mushrooms around, sautéing for about 5 min.
  • Add orzo, water and tomato sauce, then bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium, then cover skillet with well-fitting lid and let simmer for about 12-15 min, checking and stirring often until orzo and chicken is completely cooked through.
  • Remove lid and add cheese to the tops of each chicken breast. Stir in spinach and cover with lid again, cooking for another 1-2 minutes.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1050mg | Potassium: 1102mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4mg