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Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

Tonight at dinner my children greatly enjoyed the Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara I made and they were begging for seconds. They kept telling me repeatedly how delicious and juicy the chicken was and the pasta was gone before they could make any remarks. I slave away in the kitchen some night trying to create the elaborate and creative meals… only for my children to peck at it and request a PBJ sandwich instead. Who would have thought that a simple Italian meal was the meal that they would fall instantly in love with? And I am certainly not complaining because it is both delicious and incredibly simple to make. This meal literally takes only 20 minutes to prepare and the another 20 minutes of cook time. Thanks to the Publix Flavor Excursion Sale, I was able to get all of the ingredients I needed at a great price.

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

Here are some of my favorite and must have ingredients when it comes to creating a delicious Italian meal from home. These are products that I always have in my pantry and items we use quite frequently.

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. ¼ cup Kraft™ zesty Italian dressing
  3. 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  4. 3 tablespoons Progresso™ Italian style breadcrumbs
  5. 5 tablespoons Kraft™ natural shredded Parmesan cheese
  6. 2 cups uncooked Mueller's™ penne pasta (6 oz)
  7. 2 teaspoons Wesson® vegetable oil
  8. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  9. ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  10. 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt's™ diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano
  11. 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt's™ fire roasted diced tomatoes
  12. ½ cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  13. ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Brush both sides of chicken with dressing; place in pan. In small bowl, stir melted butter, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese until well blended. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon bread crumb mixture on top of each breast. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F.)
  2. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  3. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until tender. Stir in both cans of tomatoes, the broth and 3 tablespoons of the basil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat 15 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Add tomato mixture to pasta; toss to coat.
  4. Spoon pasta onto serving platter; top with chicken. Garnish with remaining 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon basil.
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The preparation for this recipe is so easy, simply rub the chicken in dressing, place it in the baking pan and top with the bread crumb mixture. Pop that chicken in the over for about 15 minutes and take it out of the over when done. Use the tomatoes, garlic, red pepper flakes and chicken broth to begin simmering your penne sauce and make sure to boil your pasta. Mix the two together when they are done and you have yourself a delicious and easy pasta side dish to go with your crispy and juicy chicken.

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

You really can’t go wrong with this recipe, I think you would have to make an effort to mess this one up, hehe! A Cesar salad and some garlic bread would be really great with this meal as well. I am so thrilled to have discovered this meal and will defiantly be making it more frequently considering the kids loved it!

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

 

Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

 

12 thoughts on “Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

  1. Oh the products all look so good! I have to try the Italian bread crumbs! I would love to try their recipe for the Baked Quesadilla!

  2. All of these products sound very good! After looking through their recipes, my favorite is the Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  3. The Caribbean Lime Coolers sound amazing. My family loves cookies and coconut and lime would be a huge success. I will have to do these soon.

  4. I just recently discovered the taco boats and I just love how neat they make dinner and the kids love them so I would make Grilled Chicken Taco Boats

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