Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Crunchy "flowers" of prepared phyllo dough top an appealing blend of juicy chicken and vegetables flavored with tomato and garlic.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
medium zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1/2
cup uncooked rosamarina or orzo pasta
1/2
cup water
2
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1
jar (26 oz) roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
6
sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (14x9 inch), thawed (from 1-lb box)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 3-quart glass casserole with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook chicken over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Stir in onion, zucchini, pasta and water. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, pasta sauce, cheese and Italian seasoning. Spoon mixture into casserole. Brush top of each of phyllo sheet with melted butter. Crumple each phyllo sheet and place on top of chicken mixture in casserole. (See photo for example on how to cover top of chicken mixture.)
  3. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until phyllo is golden brown.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/4 cups each)
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Tips
To keep phyllo dough from drying out, dampen paper towels with water, and keep the sheets of dough covered with dampened paper towels until needed.
Rosamarina is a tiny rice-shaped pasta. It's ideal for casseroles and soups and makes a great substitute for rice.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 32g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.