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Quick Chicken Parmesan

My mother inspired me to develop my first pasta sauce. It's tangy, simple and really satisfying. The longer it simmers, the better it gets, so keep that in mind if you have time to spare. —Danielle Grochowski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 12 ounces frozen grilled chicken breast strips (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken strips; cook and stir 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Remove from pan.
  • In same skillet, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic and sugar; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to blend, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in chicken. Sprinkle with cheeses; cook, covered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without pasta): 248 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 739mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.

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  • Elena
    Oct 29, 2018

    What about leave out the garlic in the pasta?

  • sunnid1965
    Jan 19, 2018

    To lpugh9 - How can you give this recipe a "3" star when you changed the ingredients and " didn't cover the pan " ? It was your own mistake, not the recipe ..... !!! Really ?

  • lpugh9
    Oct 2, 2017

    For me the sauce was a little too thick, I should have covered the pan while simmering. I didn't think the sauce had a lot of flavor maybe because I used the chicken broth instead of the red wine. I don't plan to make it again.

  • JackieG818
    Jan 9, 2017

    The sauce is delicious. My husband loved it and says this recipe is definitely a keeper.

  • mickel6830
    Sep 29, 2015

    This meal was awesome, the family and i love pasta/meat meals. I did use the dry red wine (Big California Cab.Sav.) and used less of the sugar and the Italian seasoning. Thank you for your first pasta meal.

  • annrms
    Dec 2, 2014

    I love this sauce!!! It is very tasty and light. I made this with leftover cooked turkey instead of the grilled chicken. I doubled the sauce to use some on the pasta. Definitely a keeper. Thank you!