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Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken

Sometimes, I feel like I  get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that I forget to experiment. I love Italian. LOVE IT! It is my dream to get back to Italy one day and eat my way through the country. But in the meantime, I will settle for cooking an Italian-inspired meal at home. But cooking Italian/pasta based meals in a gluten free household, can be …a challenge. I was checking out the Publix Flavor Excursion website and was inspired to try out Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken.  I headed over to Publix for the Publix flavor excursion  sale, and came away with most of the ingredients that I needed to make this recipe a reality.

So that you can enjoy your own Italian recipe,  I’ve teamed with Publix & General Mills for a $10 PayPal Gift Card Giveaway. You can find the easy instructions on how to enter are at the end of this post.


But first, let’s talk about what you’ll need for my Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken recipe with Penne Marinara!


Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Kraft’s Zesty Italian Dressing, Gluten-free breadcrumbs, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Gluten Free Penne pasta, Garlic Hunts diced tomatoes and Progresso Chicken Broth. 

Heat your oven to 425

sprinkle bread crumb mixture( butter, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese) over the chicken to coat


Stick in the oven to cook.

While waiting on that, cook pasta as directed


In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add garlic stirring until tender.

Stir in both cans of tomatoes, broth and basil.


Cook uncovered until heated, and then add tomatoes mixture to pasta and toss to coat.

Spoon pasta onto a serving platter, top with chicken. Make sure you add Parmesan cheese and basil to the top!




5 from 1 vote

Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

Course Gluten Free
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author LaShawn


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 cup Kraft™ Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons Gluten Free Breadcrumbs I used these by Udi
  • 5 tablespoons Kraft™ natural shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups uncooked Gluten Free penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons of Wesson Vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can of Hunt's™diced tomatoes with basil <g class="gr_ gr_109 gr-alert gr_gramm Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="109" data-gr-id="109">garlic and oregano
  • 1 14.5 oz can of Hunt's™ roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of Progresso reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1.4 cup <g class="gr_ gr_104 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling" id="104" data-gr-id="104">shopped</g> fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Brush both sides of chicken with dressing; place in pan.
  3. In a small bowl, stir melted butter, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese until well blended.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon bread <g class="gr_ gr_94 gr-alert gr_gramm Grammar multiReplace" id="94" data-gr-id="94">crumb</g> mixture on top of each breast.
  5. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F.)
  6. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  7. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until tender.
  8. Stir in both cans of tomatoes, the broth and 3 tablespoons of the basil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat 15 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Add tomato mixture to pasta; toss to coat.
  9. Spoon pasta onto serving platter; top with chicken.
  10. Garnish with remaining 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon basil.
  11. Enjoy!

Don’t miss the Publix Flavor Excursion Sale Event, that is happening from September 10th-23rd.  Look for the in-store recipe cards to find great in-store savings, . To learn more about the Publix Flavor Excursion savings and get some awesome recipes too, just check out the Flavor Excursion page.  You can also find out more about the featured Flavor Excursion brands and get some great recipes by visiting Hunts, Ro*tel, Progresso, Old El Paso, Kraft and Avocados from Mexico.


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  • Reply
    September 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Yum! We love chicken Parmesan. We actually enjoy gluten free pasta too. My hubs bought it by mistake one day but we like it so we buy it regularly now. So nice that you can enjoy this in your gluten free household.

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    September 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

    That looks so tasty! Chicken Parmesan is always a hit with my kids. We are not on a gluten free diet, but I like trying out gluten free recipes. It’s good to know that there is a gluten free pasta available.

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    September 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I love that more companies are coming out with gluten free products like this! I have not seen this yet. I think my husband would love this recipe, Italian is one of our favorite food cuisines to eat.

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    September 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Just like you, I love Italy and Italian food too. This chicken parmesan recipe looks really good and easy to make, so I want to try it sooner than later. It’s a bonus that it’s gluten free.

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    September 8, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I have had it but I am not a huge fan. I may give it a try though and so glad that they are making more stuff gluten free

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    Amber Killmon
    September 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    You had me at penne! I’m a pastaholic and this looks like something I could happily devour I think this is going on the menu for next week!

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    Amy Orvin
    September 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I want to try the Speedy Salsa-Chicken Quesadillas

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    September 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I can’t wait to try your Gluten Free Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara! This looks delicious and I always looking for new main dish recipes that not only I can eat but my whole family will love. I really like this brand of pasta too!

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    Castaway with Crystal
    September 9, 2015 at 10:58 am

    This looks fricken amazing! I love the idea of putting the tomato on the pasta next to the chicken. Genius. And Gluten Free too! Could it get any better? Thanks for putting this together 😀

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    Melissa Dixon
    September 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I love a good meal and this looks tasty. I am gluten, sugar, grain, preservative free due to a medical condition and restricted diet that puts me into remission. I would love to make this for my family because anytime I can bring them over to a healthier way of eating like mine, I’m in!

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    September 10, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Oh wow the color of the dish looks lively and it’s tempting me to also try out the dish. I’m not a fan of tomato-based food but this can be worth a try. The recipe looks easy to follow and the ingredients are healthy.

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    September 10, 2015 at 5:09 am

    YUM! I’m craving this now! And how good that it is gluten free. Thanks for the recipe I’ll be putting it to good use soon 🙂

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    September 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I would like to make the Baked Quesadilla.

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    September 13, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I want to try the grilled chicken taco boats, they look yummy

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