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Oven Parmesan Chicken with Penne Marinara

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

Quick Parmesan breaded chicken and a zesty marinara work together for this easy Italian dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)
1/4
cup Italian dressing
1
tablespoon butter, melted
3
tablespoons Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
5
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
2
cups uncooked penne pasta (6 oz)
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon red pepper flakes
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, undrained
1
can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Any pasta shape can be substituted in this recipe, but pick one that will hold the chunky marinara.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
1070mg
44%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
2g
Protein
49g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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