Dinner, Lunch

Chicken Parmesan & Penne

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 40 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 4

Tip: Reference the Build your own Speedi Meal chart included with your Ninja Speedi for more starch and protein swaps. Be sure to follow recommended quantity, temp, and time for best results.

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Eggs, Milk/Dairy

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  • 1 box (8 ounces) penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups water or chicken stock
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce of choice


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless-skinless chicken breasts (5-6 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, divided


  • Parmesan cheese, as desired


  • 3 Medium Bowls
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Measuring Cups
  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients in the pot and stir to combine. Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the elevated position in the pot.

  • Step 2

    To prepare a breading station, place the flour, egg, and panko in three separate medium bowls. Season the panko with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    One at a time, dip the top of each chicken breast in the flour, then the egg, and then the panko mixture. Place the chicken breaded-side-up on the tray in the pot.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 10 to 15 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 5

    With 5 minutes remaining, open the lid and sprinkle an even amount of mozzarella on each chicken breast. Close the lid to continue cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, transfer the chicken to a plate. Then use silicone-tipped tongs to grab the center handle and remove the tray from the unit. Stir the pasta and serve warm with the chicken.