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Cheesy Italian Chicken Bake

Chicken tenders baked with pasta sauce and cheese top spaghetti noodles in this quick Italian ensemble.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1210mg
1210%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
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 Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.