Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 45 min
Servings: 6

No fussy breading required here! This easy take on chicken Parm gets an upgrade with cheesy Panko breadcrumbs and a buttery crescent topping.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs (625 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 3/4 cups marinara sauce with Italian herbs
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink in centre. Remove chicken from skillet; add to baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  3. In glass measuring cup, microwave marinara sauce covered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Pour marinara sauce on top of cheese layer, spreading to cover cheese layer.
  4. Remove dough from can in 2 rolled sections; do not unroll dough. Cut each roll into 4 slices; cut each slice into quarters.
  5. Add Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag; add crescent pieces. Seal, and shake to coat. Arrange crescent pieces on top of chicken mixture; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and bread crumbs.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crescents are deep golden brown and completely baked through.

Expert Tips

  • Use your favorite variety of marinara sauce to customize this dish.
  • Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.