DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

School is starting and lives are getting even busier! Times like this are when having easy to little effort meals come in handy! With this simple and classic Italian meal, you can feed your family in no time…did I mention its only 5 minutes of prep!

DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

Prep 5 minutes   |    Cook 45 minutes     |     Total 50 minutes

Serves 8 people

The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to boil the pasta for this Dump-and-Bake Chicken Caprese Pasta! Did I also mention that it is quick and healthy?!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups diced, cooked chicken

1 3/4 cups halved grape tomatoes (can substitute with a can of undrained diced tomatoes)

12 ounces (about 3 cups uncooked) uncooked penne pasta

3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth

8 ounces (about 2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

½ cup chopped or torn fresh basil leaves, divided

2 teaspoons minced garlic

½ teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In the prepared dish (or in a separate bowl), stir together cooked chicken, tomatoes, uncooked pasta, chicken broth, 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese, about half of the basil leaves, minced garlic, and salt.

Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Uncover; stir. At this point you should check the pasta to make sure that it is al dente (firm but just about finished cooking). If it’s still too hard, cover the dish and return to the oven until pasta is al dente. Then move on to the next step.

Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of mozzarella over the top. Bake uncovered for 5-10 more minutes (or until cheese is melted and pasta is tender).

Garnish with remaining basil leaves just before serving.

There you have it, the quick, easy and healthy, Dump-and-Bake Chicken Caprese Pasta!

ENJOY!

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11 thoughts on “DUMP-AND-BAKE CHICKEN CAPRESE PASTA

  1. So cool! This recipe seems to be easy. I love cooking so much, especially the unique dish (like this). I’ll try cooking tomorrow and have some feedback. Thanks for this post anyway.

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