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Instant Chicken Parmesan

by Laura

Sometimes a mom has to do what a mom has to do in order to get dinner on the table.  I am a big fan of chicken parmesan but to make it from scratch can take time that a busy mom just may not have.  Enter the frozen breaded chicken patty, which is the time saver for this Instant Chicken Parmesan dish.

This recipe is called “instant” because there really isn’t much involved in making it other than throwing the stuff together and baking it in the oven.  You also only need 4 things to put this dish together.  Add cooked pasta to this instant chicken parmesan and you are up to 5 ingredients.  This is a good way to have chicken parmesan without all the work.  My oldest who isn’t a fan of chicken parm loved this dish.

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Instant Chicken Parmesan


  • 1 (28 oz) jar marinara sauce
  • 6 frozen breaded chicken breast patties (I used the Tyson ones that I picked up from Sam’s Club)
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • cooked spaghetti noodles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the marinara sauce into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Arrange frozen chicken patties in the dish on top of the sauce.
  4. Place 1 slice of provolone cheese on each chicken patty.
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese over each slice of provolone.
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. (This is the perfect time to get the water boiling for the cooked spaghetti)
  7. Uncover and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes until the cheese is bubbly. Serves 6.
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Adapted from Gooseberry Patch Quick and East Family Favorites.

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Dan November 7, 2016 - 4:08 pm


Ashley October 7, 2014 - 9:59 pm

I love this recipe. Its easy and so quick. Its one of my boyfriends favorite meals now. (he was very impressed, since it looks and tastes so much more involved than it actually is) Actually, it’s just the two of us for now so we eat it as left overs and I was very pleasantly surprised when it tasted even better the next day. Definitely something I see myself making my future kids 🙂 thank you so much.

Kim Nuncio January 22, 2014 - 8:54 am

Forgot to rate it!

Kim Nuncio January 22, 2014 - 8:53 am

This was so good and so easy! My husband loved it!

Stephanie August 14, 2013 - 11:28 am

thanks for the great recipe! I had this in mind for dinner tonight, just needed a recipe to follow, a little googling and found what I was looking for. thanks!

Weekly meal plan September 18, 2012 - 8:48 pm

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Mommyof2Girlz/StephD July 31, 2012 - 11:59 am

Love this idea! Never thought of using the breaded chicken patties, my girls love those!

Pamela Stevens (Gerontologist) July 31, 2012 - 11:38 am

Your recipe looks great. Love Chicken Parmesan.

Best Regards,

Pamela Stevens, BSW/MS Gerontology


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