Chicken Parmesan is one of those dishes that I just love. There is a reason that it's a classic. Chicken topped with cheese and tomato sauce — so simple yet so delicious. This chicken Parmesan casserole recipe is as simple as it gets: pasta, chicken and cheese all in one casserole for a complete meal! For a healthier version, use whole wheat pasta.
In this version of the classic Italian dish, you first cook the pasta according to the package. I recommend shaving off three minutes of cooking time when cooking the pasta since you'll be baking it in the oven; otherwise, you may end up with overcooked pasta. Next, you spread the pasta, tossed in tomato sauce and cheese, into a casserole dish. Top with raw chicken, more sauce and cheese, and you are ready to bake. Basil adds an amazing fragrance, while toasted breadcrumbs add a wonderful texture to the dish. Bon appétit!