I came up with this easy casserole idea instead of making homemade Chicken Parmesan. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  • Stir together the rotini, chicken, and mozzarella cheese in a large casserole dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the pasta mixture; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is entirely melted, about 35 minutes.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; 11 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 891 mg sodium. 39.4 g carbohydrates; 23.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2009
This sounded easy fast and tasty. I tried it with penne since the store was out of rotini. The earlier review said to add more sauce I added a half cup more could have done a bit more but I have to remember this is a casserole. I doubled the reciped and added 2 tablespoons of italian seasoning. My friends loved it so much that they begged for the recipe. I'll do it again but next time I want to add cheese on top for that nice crispy topping. Ooh I started out with the Wasabi Secret Salad which was a HUGE hit with this dish! Read More
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2009
I did use spaghetti noodles instead of rotini. This dish tasted like it was missing something. If I was going to make it again I would use more sauce (2 1/2 cups) and less chicken (9ozs.) The bread crums did get crunchy like parm. breading does. Read More
(28)
80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2009
This sounded easy fast and tasty. I tried it with penne since the store was out of rotini. The earlier review said to add more sauce I added a half cup more could have done a bit more but I have to remember this is a casserole. I doubled the reciped and added 2 tablespoons of italian seasoning. My friends loved it so much that they begged for the recipe. I'll do it again but next time I want to add cheese on top for that nice crispy topping. Ooh I started out with the Wasabi Secret Salad which was a HUGE hit with this dish! Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2009
This sounded easy fast and tasty. I tried it with penne since the store was out of rotini. The earlier review said to add more sauce I added a half cup more could have done a bit more but I have to remember this is a casserole. I doubled the reciped and added 2 tablespoons of italian seasoning. My friends loved it so much that they begged for the recipe. I'll do it again but next time I want to add cheese on top for that nice crispy topping. Ooh I started out with the Wasabi Secret Salad which was a HUGE hit with this dish! Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
This was good! I used 16 oz of meat from a chicken breast that I cooked beforehand. Also I added 2 tps of Italian spices 2.5 cups of sauce and 1 cup bread crumbs on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2009
I did use spaghetti noodles instead of rotini. This dish tasted like it was missing something. If I was going to make it again I would use more sauce (2 1/2 cups) and less chicken (9ozs.) The bread crums did get crunchy like parm. breading does. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
Wow amazing!!!! I did change a lot but this is a great base. I used normal noodles real chicken breaded in bread crumbs and parm cooked in a skillet and added some parm to the bread crumb topping and WOW! thats some awesome flavor! Add a little more sauce about a half a cup and PERFECT! Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2009
This was ok. It seemed very dry and sort of bland. I think more sauce/less noodles and some salt and pepper would help. With some modification I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
Loved this recipe very easy. I made with 2 chicken breasts cut up and cooked in a bit of olive oil and seasoning. FAmily all loved it. Used a bit of extra sauce as suggested in the comments. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
This was good especially for a large crowd. I followed the suggestions of the previous raters and doubled the sauce and that made worked great! I also added some spices (basil oregano) and sliced fresh mozzarella on top with the bread crumbs. Everyone liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
This was a tasty casserole although I made many modifications. Based on other reviews I included a whole jar of Newman's marinara sauce. I also added 2/3 cup of diced raw red peppers (the crunch was really tasty in this dish) 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning 1/2 cup of pureed carrots 1 small can of V-8 vegetable juice (5.5 fluid ounces) and two tablespoons of wheat germ (to add extra vitamins and minerals) and I used 1 1/2 cups of steamed chicken rather than using canned chicken. I also added extra mozzarella cheese on top and then topped it with the bread crumbs. This was a big hit with my preschooler son! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2009
This was OK. My kids loved it but it's kind of bland. It's a great quick and easy meal. I agree with others that some seasonings or something should be added. I followed the advice of adding more sauce. Two cups is definitely not enough! I'll probably make it again but I'll definitely add some basil oregano or Italian seasoning. Read More
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