Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana
This Stovetop Easy Chicken Parmigiana Recipe has only 6 ingredients and is packed with homestyle flavor.
This recipe is inspired by a Chicken Parmesan dish that my husband and I used to order in a local restaurant in our hometown. It was a favorite for both of us and we ordered it all the time. This copy cat recipe is even better because it’s all home cooked!
Chicken thighs are marinated in Italian dressing then grilled on a stovetop griddle. Instead of bread crumbs, the chicken is battered in dry Italian seasoning for a great flavor.
This recipe for chicken parm no oven uses your favorite brand of pasta sauce from the grocery store. It is a great kitchen shortcut.
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Linguine is our choice of pasta, prepared al dente.
Fresh Basil adds a nice touch of flavor and gives you a restaurant quality dinner you can make at home.
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First you want to pack a ton of flavor into your chicken thighs. Cooking with boneless, skinless chicken thighs creates a more tender and juicy piece of chicken with less fat.
Begin by marinating your chicken thighs in Italian dressing for at least 30 minutes. You can make this a 30 minute meal if you place the chicken in marinade early in the day so that it is ready to cook at dinner time. I use a plastic zip bag and turn the bag over a few times while marinating.
Then, pour out the liquid and sprinkle dry Italian dressing mix into the plastic bag and massage to cover all the chicken thighs.
You can create much more flavor by using the dry Italian dressing mix rather than the bread crumbs traditionally used for chicken parmigiana. It also makes the chicken a little lighter on calories.
Cook the chicken on a stovetop griddle, or in a skillet until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°
I do not add oil to the griddle before cooking the chicken but I do spray the surface for easier clean up afterwards.
The chicken can be cooked in a skillet but I like to use my stove top griddle. My griddle is smooth on one side and ribbed on the other for that grilled look. It’s cast iron and yields a delicious flavor.
This Lodge Reversible Griddle is almost exactly like mine. It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools and especially handy for grilling hot dogs indoors.
Boil the Linguine noodles until tender according to package directions. Drain.
Heat the sauce in a skillet or sauce pan while the meat is cooking.
Six. Serve and enjoy
Serve in a nice big bowl or dish. Layer with noodles on the bottom, topped with sauce then chicken, then more sauce. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Dinner is ready to serve!
This easy chicken parmigiana recipe will become one of your weeknight dinner favorite recipes. It is simple, quick and easy with perfect kitchen short-cuts.
Stovetop Grilled Easy Chicken Parmigiana
- 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 Jar Ragu Homestyle Roasted Garlic sauce
- 2 packs of dry Italian dressing mix
- 1 Cup Italian dressing
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
- 12 oz. Linguine noodles cooked and drained.
- Marinade the thighs in the Italian dressing for at least 30 minutes. Put chicken in marinade in the morning to quick meal prep in the evening.
- Drain the marinade from the chicken.
- Toss the chicken with the 2 packs of dry Italian dressing mix to cover well.
- Grill chicken until done.
- Heat the Sauce in a saucepan while chicken is cooking.
- Boil noodles and drain while sauce is heating.
- Serve layered with noodles on bottom, then sauce, then chicken topped with a spoonful of sauce and finally sprinkled with the shredded Parmesan.
- Garnish with fresh basil if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
What to serve with Chicken Parmesan
Serve this delicious Homemade Italian Butter with Italian sliced bread from the Deli. Plus a simple green garden salad for a complete meal.
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Originally published June 6, 2016
This looks delicious and it’s going on my menu for next week.
Shirley this looks so yummy!
This looks really good and easy! Right up my alley. I also like that you didn’t bread the chicken. I could see this being much lighters and tastier without the breading. Pin this to save for the future!
Yummm.. I love chicken and this recipe looks so good!! I would love to try this recipe.
Yum! I’m a pasta addict so this looks delish!
This looks so delicious. Will definitely be adding this to our summer recipe rotation. Quick, easy and delicious.
I love mushrooms – both your recipe and the sauce are something I will have to try. Sounds like a nice hearty meal for the family 🙂
This looks yummy, I already use Ragu so I’m liking this already. I always use it for spaghetti, I never think about using it for chicken.
I used it for some crescent roll pizza roll ups too. The thickness of the new Homestyle sauces is great for any recipe!
I have such a weakness for a good pasta dish! I will have to try this soon.
You just can’t beat a good pasta recipe, can you!
This looks like a delicious meal I would eat right up!
This looks really good. Ragu is my go-to sauce for so many recipes. I bet my family would really enjoy this one.
Wow, even I could do this on! I love the dark meat tings, and I love parmesan! This looks like he perfect dish for me, thanks!
Chicken thighs are so much more flavorful and juicy than the white meat. Grilled thighs and that Ragu Homestyle make this dish scrumptious!
We love chicken parmigiana! Ragu makes a delicious pasta sauce on its own, plus it’s super easy to get creative with. Now, I hunger for this dish… 🙂
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This looks delicious. I’d love to make it for dinner sometime. That sauce is really good.
Chicken parmigiana is such a classic. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like it, and this sounds like a great recipe.
I love chicken parm. It’s one of my fave dishes of all time. This recipe sounds easy and delicious. I can’t wait to try this version!
6 ingredients and you get THAT!? YUMMY!!!! I could totally make this! I love Ragu and the thickness of their sauce!
Hi Jeni, I just love a good meal that doesn’t require everything in the kitchen to create some flavor!
That looks so good I may want to eat it right off the page LOL. Never thought about doing group Parmesan chicken the grill food is the best so I’m gonna have to do this one too.
What an easy dish to cook for a large family like mine! We too love to use chicken thighs as they are economical and make for a juicy piece of chicken.
This looks incredible. I am sure it would be a huge hit with my family. We love meals like this, and are always looking for something new to make!
Yum! I always keep my pantry stocked with Ragu. I love that you can make this dish on top of the stove. My family will absolutely love this.
This is one of my family’s favorite dishes, but I have never tried to make it on a stovetop. This is a recipe I have already printed off for a possible meal this weekend! Thanks!
Christopher, I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did.
This looks wonderful Shirley. I bet the grandkids loved it 🙂
Erlene, they all cleaned their plates and they are all picky eaters so that was a good sign 🙂
That sounds like a delicious weeknight meal idea. I love things like this that I can whip up in a jiffy and taste delicious 🙂
Me too Robin, the easier, the better!