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5 from 1 vote

Chicken Pasta Bake

An easy dinner idea - cheesy, pasta with protein from the chicken, your family will love this one!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken pasta bake, chicken pasta bake recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Mique

Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken boneless, skinless
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 28 oz spaghetti sauce
  • 1 14 oz tomatoes diced
  • 1 3 oz cream cheese (little less than 1/2 package)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 c parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions for "al dente." Drain. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat. While oil is heating, cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. 
  • own chicken in oil. Add Italian seasoning, half of the spaghetti sauce and the drained tomatoes. Let simmer 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut cream cheese into small chunks. Add to chicken and tomato sauce mixture. Simmer until cream cheese is melted.
  • Stir in spinach. Cook another minute, until spinach wilts slightly. 
  • Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Top with one cup of the shredded mozzarella. Top with the remaining spaghetti sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 1mg