Chicken Tenders Parmesan With Penne and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Quick delicious meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
  4. In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
  5. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  6. Dip tenders in egg, then in Parmesan mixture; place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Broil until golden, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  8. Preheat oven to 450*.
  9. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  10. Then top with chicken, remaining 3/4 cup sauce, and finally mozzarella.
  11. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  12. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions; adding broccoli for final 30 seconds.
  13. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and broccoli, and return to pot.
  14. Add oil and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.
  15. Toss, gradually adding some reserved pasta water until pasta is lightly coated.
  16. Serve chicken with penne and broccoli.


Most Helpful

I just finished eating this meal. I added one huge clove of garlic as the other review recommended. This meal is AWESOME! So good. I will so be making this again and again! Thank you for such a good meal!

ChefStacey February 05, 2009

This made a very pretty presentatiion when dished up, however we did find that it needs a little "spicing up". The chicken tenders were quite tasty. I know I will be making this again, but I think I will add some garlic and onion, and maybe some crushed red pepper to turn up the heat a little. Thanks for sharing! Made for My 3 Chefs, Nov. 2008.

TheGrumpyChef November 06, 2008

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