Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Long Beach, California

Parmesan Chicken with Pasta Rags

Make a side of pasta rags and spinach while herbed chicken breasts bake.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Chicken

3
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ garlic herb bread crumbs
2
oz. (1/2 cup) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2
lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs

Pasta

8
oz. uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into random 2-inch pieces
1/4
cup olive oil
1
garlic clove, minced
1
(9-oz.) pkg. Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Garnish, if desired

Fresh basil sprigs
Shaved Parmesan cheese

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 475°F. In shallow microwave-safe bowl, combine 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 3 tablespoons oil and butter. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until butter is melted; stir to mix.
  • 2 In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and grated cheese; mix well. Coat chicken pieces in garlic mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 475°F. for 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook broken lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Heat 1/4 cup oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 garlic clove; cook and stir 1 minute or until tender. Add spinach and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt; mix well. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is cooked, stirring frequently.
  • 5 Add cooked noodles, tomatoes and chopped basil; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Serve pasta mixture with chicken. Garnish with basil sprigs and shaved Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Heat oven to 475°F. In shallow microwave-safe bowl, combine 3 garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 3 tablespoons oil and butter. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until butter is melted; stir to mix.
  • 2 In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and grated cheese; mix well. Coat chicken pieces in garlic mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 475°F. for 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook broken lasagna noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 4 Heat 1/4 cup oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 garlic clove; cook and stir 1 minute or until tender. Add spinach and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt; mix well. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is cooked, stirring frequently.
  • 5 Add cooked noodles, tomatoes and chopped basil; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Serve pasta mixture with chicken. Garnish with basil sprigs and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
790
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
38%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
950mg
950%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
56g
56%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 6 Very Lean Meat; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.