Chicken Pastina Bake

Chicken Pastina Bake Recipe

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Tiffany Gallagher


A crowd pleaser that my kids LOVE!!!


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5 Min
40 Min


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  • 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

How to Make Chicken Pastina Bake


  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.

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About Chicken Pastina Bake

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

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