Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Whole chicken stuffed with Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and sun-dried tomatoes, seasoned with garlic and Italian herbs, then roasted to perfection. Served with spaghetti and fresh mozzarella tossed in a savory pasta sauce. From Woman's World magazine. A truly elegant way to do Chicken Parmesan!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed, chopped (2 tablespoons oil reserved)
  • 14 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 14 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 roasting chicken, 6-7 lbs
  • 12 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 1 (13 1/2 ounce) jartomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked al dente and drained
  • 8 ounces bocconcini, halved (mini mozzarella balls)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Toss onion with 2 teaspoons reserved oil; spread out in center of roasting pan. In bowl, combine cheese, breadcrumbs, sun-dried tomatoes and remaining 4 teaspoons reserved oil. Carefully separate skin from chicken breast. Spread cheese mixture over breast meat and gently pat skin down over mixture to smooth.
  2. Place chicken on top of onion mixture. Sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning. Place top half of garlic in chicken cavity; place bottom half in roasting pan. Roast chicken until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh away from bone registers 180 F, about 2 hours.
  3. Transfer chicken to serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Drain fat and juices from roasting pan, leaving onion. Return 1/4 cup of juices to pan; stir in pasta sauce. Cook over low heat until heated through. Toss spaghetti and bocconcini with sauce. Serve chicken with spaghetti and roasted garlic from pan. Add a mixed green salad and slices of garlic bread along with your favorite wine, and you'll think you're in Italy.