Thursday, October 22, 2009

chicken pastina bake

This is a great dish for any night of the week. One of my best friend's mom gave me this recipe. She is a fabulous cook and I hope I'm half as good of a cook as she is one day!

What you'll need:
1 cup any small pasta (I used penne - that's what we had at the house)
2 tabs. olive oil
1/2 cup cubed chicken breast (1 in. cubes)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/8 teas. minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes w/ juice
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 teas. kosher salt
1/4 teas. pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Bring pot of salted water to boil - cook pasta as directed, then drain
3. Put olive oil in saute pan over med. heat. Add chicken and cook 3 min.
4. Add onion and garlic and stir - cook until chicken is cooked through (5 min.)

5. Put the chicken mixture in with pasta. Add tomatoes, mozz. cheese, parsley, salt and pepper and stir.
6. Put mixture in a Pam sprayed baking dish (8x8x2)
7. In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over pasta mixture.

8. Bake at 400 for 30 min.
9. Wash all your dishes while it's cooking so you don't have to worry about it after dinner.



  1. I'm going to try this out this week... it looks delicious! I just posted a reply to your comment on my blog... THANK YOU!

  2. Hey Amber! I found your blog from Leslie's blog comment and LOVE it! I look forward to following your life and adventures vicariously through your updates here! Say hi to Paul and keep writing, crafting, cooking and being wonderful!

  3. Great recipe, Amber! Everyone in my house wanted seconds :)

  4. Making this tonight!! Kermit's mom and dad are in town, so I hope it's a hit! How many servings does this make? Miss you!! Hope to see you at Trunk or Treat on Wednesday!-Rebecca