Chicken Parmesan Casserole
I love some Chicken Parmesan Casserole especially when I decide to whip up a quick dinner. I find this dish my go-to dish when I want to involve the kids in the cooking process.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a great recipe since it incorporates all the flavors we love in our chicken dishes. We all love the warmth brought about by sitting together at the dinner table and enjoying this delicious casserole dish.
Here’s the deal, this chicken casserole is loaded with tender chunks of chicken dipped in pasta and a rich tomato sauce.
The best part, the chicken casserole is topped with mozzarella cheese and a garlic buttery topping for the perfect bite.
My secret cooking tip! I always bake this chicken casserole in a round casserole dish and include a side salad plus crusty bread to make it a culinary delight.
I love that I always have a variety of chicken options to choose from when making the chicken casserole. I can either use my baked chicken breasts or some leftover roast chicken I had frozen.
At times, I also use rotisserie chicken, but I ensure that I remove the bones and freeze for another day to turn them into a bowl of savory chicken soup.
Choosing the Pasta
Honestly, I use just any shape of pasta for this dish. When I am cooking with the kids, I allow them to choose the pasta, which always makes it a fun and engaging process.
However, when buying the pasta for this dish, I would recommend one that is dense as it tends to be chewy making it great for the casserole. I would go for rotini or penne pasta. Just be sure not to overcook the pasta so they don’t fall apart and turn into mush if you plan on freezing.
How to Reheat Chicken Parmesan Casserole
If you have leftovers, you can freeze and have it for lunch the next day. The flavors will still be awesome. Just ensure you refresh with a new topping layer and reheat in the oven.
Also read: How to reheat rotisserie chicken here
Chicken Parmesan Casserole Recipe
8 oz of Rotini pasta
2 standard cups of shredded cooked chicken
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon of freshly chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
24 oz of pasta sauce
½ cups of diced tomatoes
For the topping, you will need:
1 tablespoon of parsley
2 tablespoons of melted butter
½ tsp of garlic powder
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/3 cups of bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl
Separately, cook the rotini, while adding the pasta sauce and food seasoning. Add in the diced tomatoes and the mixture to the chicken.
Place the cooked pasta in a casserole dish while topping up the extra pasta sauce.
Sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese and the remaining topping mixture.
Place this in the oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
The food should appear golden-brown.