Maggie’s Monday Meals

Maggie’s Monday Meals

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan with Penne Pasta

This easy updated take on Chicken Parmesan is perfect for a weeknight dinner. When you’re ready to eat, just cook the pasta, and brown the bread crumbs. Serve with a green salad for a complete meal.

Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb) * Tysons $1.89lb

1 jar/can (25.5 oz)  pasta sauce  **Hunt  10 for $1-

8 oz uncooked penne pasta (2 2/3 cups) **Ronzoni or Creamette **.88

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup  Italian style  crispy bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

 

Directions

 

Spray 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; place chicken breasts in cooker. Pour pasta sauce evenly over chicken. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.

 

Before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

 

In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add bread crumbs. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.

To serve, top pasta with chicken breast, pasta sauce, bread crumbs and cheese.

 

***any type of pasta will do