Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta

środa, 19 lutego 2014

Italian Baked Chicken and Pasta

Time: 55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Italian pastina (or any small pasta, I used small shells)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cubed chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice (I recommend using the ones with Italian seasoning)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more
  • butter, for baking dish

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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