Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

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This recipe for Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan is an easy, cheesy dinner where everything bakes together in one dish.  Just dump and bake and your dinner is ready!

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

Oh my goodness – I have one of the easiest dinner recipes ever to share with you all today!  And guess what?  You can’t mess it up.  This Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan is fool proof and DELICIOUS!

This is definitely my kind of recipe!  It’s quick, easy, and only takes about 5 minutes to throw together – or should i say dump together.

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

I’m not sure what I love most about this recipe – the fact that the chicken doesn’t have to be pre-cooked, all the cheese that you get with every bite or the fact that it’s super easy to just dump and bake.

Ingredients needed to make Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

  • Penne pasta – I always use whole wheat pasta but you can use your favorite type of pasta
  • Your favorite pasta sauce
  • Water
  • Chicken (cut into small pieces)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper

How to make Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

Want to know how easy this dinner is to make?  Just dump the uncooked noodles, pasta sauce, water, chicken and mozzarella cheese in baking dish. Mix ingredients together in baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

That’s how easy this dinner is to make!  No need to cook the pasta or chicken ahead of time.  It all bakes at the same time in one baking dish.

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

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Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan

Dump and Bake Chicken Parmesan – An easy, cheesy dinner where everything bakes together in one dish.  Just dump and bake and your dinner is ready!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 12 ounce package whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 24 ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 pound of chicken cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Dump uncooked noodles, pasta sauce, water, chicken and 1/2 cup mozzarella in baking dish. Add salt and pepper. Mix ingredients together. Make sure liquid covers pasta and chicken.
  • Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  • Spread breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese over pasta dish. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are golden brown.
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  1. Want to make this recipe soon. Can I make ahead of time and put in refrig, then room temp, then bake 20, uncover and bake 10 minutes, then put on bread crumbs and cheeses? Or can I put bread crumbs and cheeses on while in refrig? Please respond ASAP. thank you. Maryann

  2. Super easy and yummy. I would recommend extra seasonings as it seemed just a bit bland. I usually use other seasonings over salt, but a shake or 2 would’ve been fine. I also added chopped fresh spinach.

  3. I don’t normally post on a public section but this recipe was excellent! Timing worked perfectly, we ended up using marble cheese because that’s what we had in the fridge and I have no complaints! Really easy and a quick fan favourite in the house!

  4. I made this, except I added an 8 oz block of cream cheese, cubed. I stirred everything together after the 20 minutes. Then everything else according to recipe. Great creamy sauce.

  5. My night to cook, so this is what I chose to try. No regrets! Very good. I think next time I’m gonna add some onion. Used Italian panko bread crumbs because thats what I had. Easy to put together. Great for working peeps. Easy to clean up.

  6. Made tonight. I would add more tomato sauce or pasta sauce next time and some Italian seasoning. I would also figure something else out for the bread crumbs or omit it entirely. It was okay overall—-my husband liked it but my 11 year old son didn’t.

  7. One of my favorite go to recipes! So easy! I love how you can dump everything in one dish and bake! !

  8. I made this for supper tonight. It took about 35 minutes for the noodles to soften up and it was runny. Next timeI will cut the water in half and know to bake longer. All in all it was pretty good and will make again.

  9. I really changed this up…I used rotisserie chicken. Par boiled the noodles half time. Put all in the 13×9 with remainder of ingredients except the water. Did the rest of the recipe pretty much the same. Waiting…waiting…waiting…it is in the oven at 425 uncovered with the bread crumbs and cheese.

    Tweak…none. Delish…

  10. Can this be done in a crockpot? I love the recipe but I made a batch and a half and it did not work well in the 13 x 9

  11. I don’t understand why no one is putting peppers, onions, mushrooms and /or zucchini in any of these casseroles. That would improve it by a billion.

  12. My husband made this for me while I was recovering from surgery super easy. And very good. How can I reheat it?