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Cheesy Italian Chicken Bake

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  8 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Chicken tenders baked with pasta sauce and cheese top spaghetti noodles in this quick Italian ensemble.

Ingredients

2
cups tomato pasta sauce
1
package (14 to 16 oz) chicken breast tenders (not breaded)
1 1/2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
8
oz uncooked spaghetti

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon and spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Top with chicken tenders in single layer. Spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 2 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain.
  • 4 Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon and spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Top with chicken tenders in single layer. Spoon remaining 1 cup sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 2 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain.
  • 4 Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti.

Expert Tips

This recipe has infinite variations, as you can use any spaghetti or tomato-based pasta sauce you like. Choose chunky, mushroom, black olive, …the possibilities are many.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Sodium
1210mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
40g
40%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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