Quick Chicken Parmesan

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
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
Quick Chicken Parmesan Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken strips; cook and stir 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Remove from pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.