Chicken and Pancetta Marinara Bake

Perfect for a busy weeknight, this baked chicken dish comes together in a flash. It's perfect served on a bed of fresh pasta, or over top of some fresh zucchini noodles.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ashley


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts 4-5 breasts
  • 1 cup pancetta cubed and cooked
  • 5 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Place the chicken on a greased baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until it is no longer pink in the middle. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

  3. Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces, and spread it evenly in a large casserole dish. Add the pancetta, and pour the marinara sauce over top. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top.

  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted, and the casserole is bubbling.

  5. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Serve with fresh pasta noodles or zucchini noodles.