Waist-Watching Baked Chicken and Shells Marinara

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Here is another satsifying meal when you are craving hearty food but need to count calories. The trick is the high-carbohydrate pasta, which fills you up. Some steamed broccoli on the side and you have a complete, guilt-free meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prehet oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Heat oil in medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 3 minutes until cooked through. Remove to a plate.
  4. To skillet, add mushrooms, peppers, onion, and garlic and stir-fry over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  5. Return chicken to skillet. Add tomato sauce, 1 T. parsley, basil, pepper, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce ehat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Spread about 1 T. sauce in 1-1/2-quart baking dish.
  7. Drain pasta and add half to dish. Sprinkle with 1 T. Parmesan cheese. Top with half of remaining sauce. Repeat layers; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake 10 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1 T. parsley and serve.

Reviews

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This was a really easy dish to throw together, and completely took care of my pasta craving.
A delicious, and 'lite' dinner dish, that didn't have me busting out of my jeans afterwards....loved it!
Made for PRMR.

Noo July 23, 2012

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