Chicken Bake

Kristi Luce

By
@thisgrandmascookin

I was going to make a recipe and didn't have all the ingredients so I improvised and came up with this dish.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
pasta, uncooked
2
chicken quarters
4 qt
water
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
pepper
2
vegetable bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp
butter
1
leek
2
celery stalks, with leaves
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
flour
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes
1 c
italian bread crumbs
1 c
fresh shredded romano cheese

Step-By-Step

1Combine Chicken, water, Italian seasoning, pepper and bouillon cubes in a large pot. Cook on high for 45 min. Remove chicken to cool and shred. Continue to cook the liquid until ready to add with the chicken.
2Cook pasta according to directions on package until al dente. Drain and set aside.
3Clean and slice celery and leeks. Mince garlic.
4In a lg skillet melt the butter on Med-High. Saute leeks, celery and garlic until soft (a little color wouldn't hurt). Sprinkle with flour and saute for about 3 min. stirring constantly.
5Add 2 cups of the reduced liquid, the shredded chicken and stewed tomatoes (crushed) to pan. Simmer on Med-High for about 20 min, stirring occasionaly. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
6Spread cooked pasta in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Cover with the chicken mixture evenly.
7Combine the breadcrumbs and shredded cheese and sprinkle over the top of the chicken mixture.
8Bake for 45 min, or until bubbly and golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta