Chicken Parmesan Skillet Meal


  • 8 ounces Barilla Protein Plus Rigatoni ( or pasta of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into small bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c. fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes ( optional) or more if you like spicy
  • Additional parmesan for topping


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the directions on the package. When draining, reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and let it get hot. Then add the chicken and garlic and cook completely. Add the  Italian seasoning and salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta sauce and parmesan cheese and stir until well combined.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 2 tablespoons of the pasta water
  • Add pasta and pasta water to the pan and mix well to combine. Finally, top with mozzarella cheese, cover with a lid, and let melt for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil, red pepper flakes and additional parmesan if desired