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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 favorite casserole recipe. I make it every week or two and we never tire of it. I like that I can clean my kitchen and then relax while it bakes. It won’t disappoint! —Carmen Vanosch, Vernon, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Loved the flavor!! Will definitely make again and again."

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"EXCELLENT! I have made so many different versions of this it is hard to know where to start. I have increased the spices 2 teaspoons, added fresh spinach, added fresh basil and/or basil paste, doubled the onion, green pepper and red bell pepper, and I have added green onion."

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Really enjoyed this recipe!!!! Loved the little bit of heat the crushed red pepper flakes gave it! This is Definitely a keeper!"

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Still needs more flavor. This will probably be better tomorrow. It takes a very long time to make though, so I'm not sure if I'll make this again. I think it's a great base recipe for sure. I wanted to rate this as is and not make any changes."

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Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Delicious! We all loved it and will make it again~"

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