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Parmesan Chicken with Pasta Rags

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Finally, a need for broken lasagna noodles! They're the tasty "rags" in a delicious Italian chicken dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2
cup Progresso™ garlic herb bread crumbs
1/2
cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2
lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs

Pasta

8
oz uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
1/4
cup olive oil
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Garnish, if desired

Fresh basil sprigs
Shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 475°F. In shallow microwavable bowl, stir together 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 3 tablespoons oil and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute or until butter is melted; stir.
  • 2 In another shallow bowl, stir together bread crumbs and grated cheese. Coat chicken pieces with garlic mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 3 Bake about 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut. Meanwhile, cook broken lasagna noodles as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 clove garlic; cook and stir 1 minute or until tender. Stir in spinach and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until spinach is cooked. Add cooked noodles, tomatoes and chopped basil; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Serve pasta mixture with chicken. Garnish with basil sprigs and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
790
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Potassium
610mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
3g
Protein
54g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 6 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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