Chicken Parm Baked Ziti Casserole

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

This is a great way to mix two favorite Italian dishes into one! And if you like more chicken, cheese or sauce...go for it! I like to mix it together before pouring it into the baking dish. It's a really tasty meal!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
chicken breast tenders
1 c
plain bread crumbs
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1
egg
1/4 c
milk
2-4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 (1lb10oz jar(s)
your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 lb
ziti, cooked
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil ziti until al dente; set aside.
2
Preheat oven to 350'F.
3
Mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, garlic powder, and pepper into plastic bag. In a small bowl, mix egg and milk.
4
Cut chicken tenders into bite-size cubes. Dip chicken cubes in egg/milk mixture, a few at a time. Place in plastic bag with bread crumb mixture and gently shake until covered.
5
Heat olive oil over medium heat. Pan fry chicken pieces until browned, smaller pieces take less time.

When chicken is done, remove from heat and let sit on a paper towel.
6
When ziti is done cooking, drain and pour into greased (Pam) 9x14 pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
7
Arrange chicken in single layer over pasta. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over chicken, and bake in 350'F. oven for 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Makes 8 servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian