Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Came up with this easy recipe when looking for something just a little bit different. Smells divine while cooking, tasty and comes together quickly. Although I used macaroni noodles, any kind of pasta you like can be used. Enjoy! *Tip - To easily cut up boneless chicken, partially freeze it first and use a sharp smooth (non-serrated) knife.*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta, drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Heat butter and olive oil together gently over medium heat.
  4. While noodles are cooking, mix bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese in a large ziplock bag or bowl with tight-fitting lid.
  5. Place diced chicken in the bag or bowl and shake vigorously, coating chicken with bread mixture.
  6. Cook chicken in butter/oil mixture until cooked through, and browned on all sides. (about 10 minutes).
  7. Layer baking dish with noodles, 1/2 sauce, 1/2 shredded cheese, chicken, remaining sauce, remaining cheese.
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

This was pretty easy and flavorful. I rolled the chicken cubes in butter before I crumbed them, it helped the coating stick better. I used less pasta (just a preference). I think I would have liked a little extra Parmesan mixed in with the mozzarella to bump up the flavor. Thanks for helping me create a nice dinner.

tara portee March 22, 2010

This turned out very very dry. I ended up adding another whole jar of sauce to serve with it. Also, when cooking the chicken, the coating burned a bit. I guess I should have cooked it at a lower temperature. The recipe didn't specify. The recipe also didn't specify what size pan to use. You definitely need a large lasagna-type pan. I love the idea and would make it again, this time using a whole jar and maybe another half of spaghetti sauce.

Kelly-Mom2Girls October 01, 2008

I used a lot more sauce (I had some frozen marinara) and thighs instead of breasts and panko instead of breadcrumbs. I also added ricotta mixed with cheese, egg and spinach and assembled it much like a lasagna. I ate it again for lunch today and it's even better! Thanks for the inspiration to make the most of what I had on hand!

AustinMama September 29, 2008