Chicken Pastina Bake Recipe

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Chicken Pastina Bake

Tiffany Gallagher

By
@tgall

A crowd pleaser that my kids LOVE!!!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1 c
pastina pasta (or any small pasta)
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
cubed chicken breast (1 inch cubes)
1/2 c
diced onion
1
clove garlic, minced
1
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
1 c
shredded mozzarella
1/4 c
chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c
bread crumbs
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until just tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain pasta into a large mixing bowl.
3
Put olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add the onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Put chicken mixture into the bowl with the cooked pasta.
4
Add the canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8x8x2 inch baking dish.
5
In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Dot the top with small bits of butter.
6
Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #pastina