Your favorite Chicken Parmesan dish is now an easy-to-make pasta bake. Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake features juicy chicken breasts, your favorite DeLallo Pasta and melty mozzarella cheese in a simple, flavorful tomato sauce. This satisfying weeknight dinner recipe might just be a new family favorite!
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray a 3-quart casserole dish with non-stick spray. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes or until softened and fragrant. Add tomato purée and bring to a simmer. Add chicken and simmer for about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened slightly and chicken is just cooked through. Stir in fresh basil and season generously with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Be careful not to overcook. Reserve 1 cup of hot pasta water before draining.
Using a large slotted spoon, strain pasta and transfer to sauce. Add a few splashes of pasta water and stir to coat pasta.
Transfer half of the pasta to the prepared casserole dish, spreading into an even layer. Sprinkle with half of mozzarella and half of Parmesan cheese. Top with remaining pasta, followed by the rest of the cheese. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Italian herb seasoning.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. If desired, broil for 2 to 3 minutes before removing from the oven to acheive a golden brown top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.