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Chicken Penne Casserole Recipe
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Chicken Penne Casserole Recipe

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“This is my family’s No. 1 favorite casserole recipe," says Carmen Vanosch of Vernon, British Columbia. "I make it every week or two and we never tire of it. I usually prepare it in the early afternoon so that I can clean my kitchen and then relax while it bakes. It won’t disappoint!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup each chopped onion, green pepper and sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion, peppers and seasonings in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, process tomatoes and tomato paste in a blender; add to chicken mixture. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Spoon half of the mixture into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cheeses. Repeat layers.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Penne Casserole in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p35

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

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

This was very good!

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014


Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

TOUCHÉ melee50, I rate YOU a need to put your comment in on most TOH recipes, I don't understand what promotes people to do that. If they don't understand "Rate the Recipe" then maybe it should say "Make the dish THEN Rate the Recipe - AS IS".......but you would think they would know that - a couple changes fine but to not even try it then comment on how you would make it!! This recipe is very good - when MADE :)

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

it was ok. maybe use less chicken next time.

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

kareni1946 - please do not rate a recipe until you have made it. We don't care how you cook your stuff we just want a 'real' review of this recipe

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