Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cheesy Italian Chicken Bake

Ingredients:
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
1 package (about 1 lb) chicken breast tenders
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
8 oz uncooked spaghetti


Heat oven to 350. Into ungreased 8-inch square glass baking dish, spoon and spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Top with chicken tenders in single layer. Spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.


Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and chicken is no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain. Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti.

What I did differently from the recipe:
Well, I did use mozzarella cheese instead of Italian because we had more of that already open. And then at the end we added Parmesan on top. But that's all!

What I'll do differently next time:
Nothing.

Verdict:
Thumbs up!! What a simple recipe! We loved it - it was almost like the chicken parmesan recipe I make but just different enough, with the noodles and cheese on top and everything. This is going to become a regular in our house, I can tell!

Printable version:


Ingredients:
2 cups tomato pasta sauce
1 package (about 1 lb) chicken breast tenders
1 1/2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
8 oz uncooked spaghetti

Heat oven to 350. Into ungreased 8-inch square glass baking dish, spoon and spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Top with chicken tenders in single layer. Spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and chicken is no longer pink in center.

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain.

Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti.

2 comments:

Tracey Garner said...

I am printing this off to make this weekend. It sounds so yummy. I have different noodles, but I don't think it will matter

Tracey Garner said...

This was so easy, and we loved it. The only thing I did different was I used thin breast cutlets and after the first layer of sauce I layered cheese then the chicken. Next time I will wait to add my cheese until about 10 minutes before done. I have a gas oven and it cooks fast.