Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by PeytonandKaylansMama

Courtesy of Giada DeLaurentiis! I made this today after sitting on the recipe for quite some time. I am sorry I held on to it. It will be in my regular rotation from now on, it was easy, quick and very tasty. I will change a few things though...I will use tomatoes with Italian seasoning and maybe a little more cheese next time! I even think it would be good if you added some ricotta to the mix. There are a lot of possibilities, but it was good as it is written. I doubled the recipe and it was fine. Enjoy!

Top Review by Sweetness of Rose

This recipe was quite good. I added a lot more pasta then one cup and added Italian seasoning. The second time I made it I also added artichoke hearts and it tasted great. I also added much more mozzarella the second time around since I love cheese. I really enjoyed the taste of the fresh parsley. Thanks for a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring medium pot of salted water to boil.
  3. Add pasta and cook until just tender about 5 minutes. Drain into large bowl.
  4. Meanwhile heat olive oil in medium sautee pan over med heat.
  5. Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes.
  6. Add onions and garlic combine and cook about 5 minutes more or until chicken is done and onions soft.
  7. Add chicken to pasta in bowl, stir in canned tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.
  8. Place in buttered 8x8x2 dish.
  9. In small bowl combine bread crumbs and Parmesan.
  10. Spread over pasta mixture.
  11. Dot the top with butter.
  12. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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