Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti

Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti is a delicious and easy Italian inspired dish that your family will love! Serve over pasta or even zucchini noodles for a healthier version!
Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti

Everyone needs a “go-to” dish. Something delicious and satisfying that takes less than 30 minutes to throw together. Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti is the answer in my book. Really. What’s better than bread and chicken and maybe a little cheese? Not much. ( At least while the kids are still awake)
Fresh breadcrumbs are a must for baked and breaded chicken. Dry crumbs just aren’t the same. I like to keep the heels of my loaf bread in the freezer just to make breadcrumbs. If you make a big batch of crumbs put them in a zip top bag in the freezer and they’ll always be ready!
So here you go. My “go-to” Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti. A meal everyone loves and, more importantly, a meal that comes together quickly and easily.

Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti
1/2 cup lowfat ricotta
1 T milk
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 T dried basil or oregano
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
salt and pepper
8 oz. hot cooked angel hair
1 quart hot marinara sauce

Preheat the oven to 400. Boil your water for the pasta and put your marinara on to warm up.
In a small bowl mix your ricotta and milk together well to thin out the ricotta a little.

Next, pat you chicken dry and arrange them on a baking dish. Spread each breast with a couple tablespoons of ricotta each. Sprinkle each breast with salt, pepper, and dried basil.

Grate the Parmesan and make your breadcrumbs in a food processor. Add the cheese to the breadcrumbs and lightly season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle crumbs over chicken breasts liberally. Press into chicken to ensure a good stick.
Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear.
Cook the angel hair. Slice the chicken and serve on top of pasta with a healthy ladle full of marinara sauce.
Enjoy!
Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti
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Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti

Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti is a delicious and easy Italian inspired dish that your family will love!

Course dinner
Cuisine italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 627 kcal
Author jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lowfat ricotta
  • 1 T milk
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 T dried basil or oregano
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz . hot cooked angel hair
  • 1 quart hot marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Boil your water for the pasta and put your marinara on to warm up.
  2. In a small bowl mix your ricotta and milk together well to thin out the ricotta a little.
  3. Next, pat you chicken dry and arrange them on a baking dish. Spread each breast with a couple tablespoons of ricotta each. Sprinkle each breast with salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  4. Grate the Parmesan and make your breadcrumbs in a food processor. Add the cheese to the breadcrumbs and lightly season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle crumbs over chicken breasts liberally. Press into chicken to ensure a good stick.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until juices run clear.
  6. Cook the angel hair. Slice the chicken and serve on top of pasta with a healthy ladle full of marinara sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
Ricotta Parmesan Chicken over Spaghetti

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 13 Comments
  1. I really like your recipe! I will be bookmarking to try this soon…thank you!

    p.s. found you on Tastespotting!

  2. Ricotta on the outside of the chicken? Genius idea!

    Looks gorgeous and delicious!

    Saw the pic on Foodbuzz and couldn't help clicking!

  3. Looks great Jodie! I tried your chicken and beans dish yesterday, it hit the spot. Are you starting your garden in your neck of the woods ?

    1. Hey Bill!
      I’m so glad you tried that chicken recipe!
      We have started our garden. I’ve just got Spring stuff in there now – peas, lettuce, broccoli, etc, but we will be putting squash and beans in soon. Then tomatoes. Fingers crossed for a good season! How about you? Have you got your garden going yet?

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