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Skinny Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake

Skinny Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Light on calories but heavy on flavor, this lightened-up, baked chicken and no-boil pasta casserole is so simple and so satisfying. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1
cup water
1/2
lb uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta
1
package (14 oz) chicken breast tenders, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
3/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix pasta sauce and water; stir in pasta. Pour into baking dish.
  • 2
    Rub chicken tenders with pepper flakes and salt. Place chicken in single layer on top of pasta mixture in baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until pasta is tender and most of sauce is absorbed. Remove foil; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt butter in 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat in butter. Cook 1 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Pour mixture into medium bowl; stir in remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over baked pasta. Top with basil.

Expert Tips

  • For quick prep, cut chicken tenders with kitchen scissors.
  • Don’t walk away from those bread crumbs! Toasting bread crumbs is an easy way to add crunch and flavor, but they cook quickly. Pay close attention to them, and stir frequently to prevent burning.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
7g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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