Chicken Penne Bake

Vanessa "Nikita" Milare


Just another family favorite & another quick & easy chicken dish I pre-cook ahead of time. I always have pre-cooked cubed chicken in my freezer. The pasta I some tines make the night before & place in a ziplock bag in the ice box. Goes great with some fresh garlic bread & a nice glass of one of my homemade winecoolers.

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25 Min


45 Min


2 c
penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless,cut into bite size
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
sun dried tomato dressing
1 c
chicken broth, low-fat
2 oz
philly neufchatel cheese, cubed
1 pkg
frozen spinach, chopped thawed & drained
1 c
mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 375F. Cook the pasta as directed on the package.
Toss the chicken in the flour. Heat the dressing in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add in the chicken. Cook & stir for 3 mins or just browned. Add the broth & neufchatel cheese. Cook for 3 mins or until cheese is melted. Stirring frequently & stir in the spinach.
Drain the pasta. Add the chicken mixture & mix lightly. Spoon halh into a casserole or 13x9 inch baking pan. Top with 1/2of the mozzarella cheese & repeat layers. Sprinkle top with the grated parmesan cheese.
bake for about 16 to 18 mins or until the casseroleis fully heated & cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy