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Shortcut Chicken Parmesan

Shortcut Chicken Parmesan
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The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Carolyn Hodges of The Dinner Shift.

When you need to get dinner on the table in a snap, look no further than Heinen’s Prepared Foods Department for their wide selection of ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat Daily Bites mains, sides, salads, and more! You can build a complete meal with these grab-and-go items or incorporate them into your favorite recipes to minimize prep and simplify mealtime.

Layering Heinen’s Fan Favorite breaded Chicken Romano with jarred marinara sauce and pre-shredded cheese takes just 5 minutes of hands-on time. This dish cooks in about 20 minutes for a family-friendly meal that’s on the table in about half an hour.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is Adaptable. This recipe can be easily adapted to make more or fewer servings. For reference, one cooked Chicken Romano breast can serve two people.
  • It is Quick to Prep. This easy Chicken Parmesan leans on Heinen’s Daily Bites cooked Chicken Romano (a Fan Favorite) to eliminate most of the prep work that is typically required in this dish.
  • It is as Delicious as it is Easy. This dish is perfect for a weeknight meal! You’ll love Heinen’s Daily Bites selection.

Shortcut Chicken Parmesan

Shortcut Chicken Parmesan


  • 1 jar Mid’s marinara pasta sauce, divided
  • 2-3 pieces Heinen’s Daily Bites Chicken Romano
  • 1 cup Miceli's fancy shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Heinen’s grated parmesan cheese
  • Heinen’s artisan organic spaghetti


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Line the bottom of a baking dish with ½ – 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Top with the chicken in a single layer. Pour 1 – 1 ½ cups sauce over the top; sprinkle with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  3. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  4. While the chicken bakes, cook the pasta in salted water to al dente. Heat the remaining pasta sauce and toss with the cooked pasta.
  5. Serve the chicken over the cooked pasta.

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Carolyn Hodges

By Carolyn Hodges

Carolyn is a mom of boys and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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