Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Chicken & Pepper Pasta Bake

This probably my most favorite of the recipes I've made so far. It's just absolutely delicious :)
Mad props to Kraft.com for this one!

What you need:
  • 3 cups rigatoni, uncooked
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 each large red and green peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package.

Add peppers to chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes. *I cooked my chicken longer before adding peppers because I'm more paranoid about undercooked poultry.*

Stir in spaghetti sauce; simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is done and peppers are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

*Excuse the steam* Add cream cheese; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until melted. Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture; toss to coat.

Spoon half into 8- or 9-inch square baking dish or a casserole dish. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tbsp. Parmesan. Repeat layers.

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through. ^^ Before cooking.

*Update 5/20/2011: New pictures!

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