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Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce Recipe

Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce Recipe

This easy Italian specialty makes a family-pleasing main course. Shared by Gert Kaiser of Kenosha, Wisconsin, it features delicious seasoned chicken breast halves in a flavorful pasta sauce and comes together in minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumbs. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170° Pour pasta sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Bake 12-14 minutes longer or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with egg substitute and part-skim mozzarella cheese; calculated without pasta) equals 499 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 1,369 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 49 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.