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Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce Recipe

Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce Recipe

This easy Italian specialty makes a family-pleasing main course. Shared by Gert Kaiser of Kenosha, Wisconsin, it features delicious seasoned chicken breast halves in a flavorful pasta sauce and comes together in minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumbs. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170° Pour pasta sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Bake 12-14 minutes longer or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 499 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 49g protein.

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Mamacheese2004 User ID: 2528734 257080
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Yummy! Very simple recipe. I like to add extra pasta sauce to my pasta and give it a toss before plating it."

Morehouse96 User ID: 7177214 104458
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"This is a very good, very simple recipe. However, I changed a few things to suit it better to my taste. First, I used 3/4 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 monterey chicken seasoning. Also, I added just a bit of butter to the pan during baking to keep the chicken moist. Finally, I added just a bit of mexican style shredded cheese for a different flavor.

Overall, this is a great recipe and my wife loved it. I will definitely try it again!"

tlgilmore User ID: 4535858 75377
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Very easy and very tasty. I used mozzarella and also some 6 cheese Italian blend I had. Served over whole wheat spaghetti. A quick, easy version of chicken parmasan. Thanks for sharing!"

amytime99 User ID: 1888410 159821
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"This was really tasty! I cooked some fettuccine, then put it in a casserole dish sprayed with pan spray. Topped it with the baked chicken, then poured the pasta sauce over all, covered with cheese and extended the 2nd cooking time to 30 minutes instead of 12-14. The sauce and juices from the chicken ran into the pasta, giving it a great flavor boost. Mine doesn't look like the picture, but the variation worked well for us. Served it with a spinach salad topped with feta, sliced salami, and pepperoncini."

dnlldbrn User ID: 4855104 65642
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Even though we didn't have the seasoned bread crumbs, normal bread crumbs worked well too!"

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