5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of the best-loved dishes on Italian restaurant menus. Unfortunately, it’s also heavy and greasy. If you’re trying to eat healthy, the combination of crispy chicken, melted cheese, and heavy sauce might make you cringe. So, we at SkinnyMs. came up with this super easy 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan recipe! Since it uses one pan, you don’t even have to worry about clean-up. Of course, it has all the flavors of traditional chicken Parmesan. However, this recipe uses wheat pasta, sugar-free sauce, and skim milk cheese to cut down on calories and fat.

You’ll love making this dish on a busy weeknight, since it basically cooks itself! You’ll cut costs, time, and calories.

5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

Yields: 8 servings | Calories: 374 | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 664mg | Carbohydrates: 43g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 22g | SmartPoints: 11


  • 8 ounces whole wheat rigatoni, cooked al dente
  • 1 (24-ounce) can sugar-free spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3/4 cup (part-skim) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the rigatoni, 3/4 of the spaghetti sauce can, mozzarella, salt and pepper to taste. Place in the bottom of a deep dish baking pan. Place the chicken breast on top of the pasta, cover with the remaining spaghetti sauce and Parmesan.

Bake for 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve!


Adapted from The Cookie Rookie.

Other recipes to try:

Balsamic Chicken Fillets Over Whole Grain Pasta

Chicken Alfredo Penne Casserole

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