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Chicken parmesan ziti bake

A delicious, and easy Mediterranean pasta bake with a crunchy, parmesan and panko bread topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken parmesan pasta bake, pasta, chicken parmesan,
Servings: 8


  • Regular kitchen utensils



  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs You can use regular bread crumbs, but the topping will not be as crispy
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried origanum
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated or powder form
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  • 500 g penne pasta
  • 600 g basil and tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 tsp origanum
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 500 ml chopped cooked chicken meat
  • 1 can Mediterranean chopped tomatoes
  • 250 ml mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley



  • Mix all the ingredients for the topping together. Set aside.


  • Preheat the oven to 180° C
  • Cook the pasta until al dente and drain.
  • Mix pasta, pasta sauce, seasonings, parsley, chopped tomatoes, and chicken gently
  • Grease a large casserole dish and add the pasta mixture to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and topping mixture.
  • Bake for 1/2 an hour until cheese is melted and the topping is golden in color.