This comforting chicken pasta dish is easy to prepare and will satisfy your craving for Italian cuisine. This recipe blends two classic dishes, chicken parm and a cheesy pasta bake. The result is a satisfying dinner that delivers big flavors and textures without requiring you to spend a fortune on ingredients. Even better, it’s super easy to prepare and is a surefire hit with the family.
To make chicken parmesan, baked ziti, start by cooking your ziti noodles as directed on the package. Once they are cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of water. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cubed chicken and sauté until it is cooked through. Pour the reserved pasta water into the hot pan and stir the chicken. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the heat and add it to the sauce.
If you don’t have ziti noodles, you can substitute any other shaped noodle. The important thing is to make sure that the noodle holds its shape. You may use bowtie-shaped pasta if you don’t have a large pasta cutter. It is also essential that the sauce you use is one that has a good amount of liquid. It’s also important to make sure that you’re using a sauce that’s thick enough to coat the ziti with sauce.
If you have leftover chicken, you can use it in this recipe. This is a great dish to serve to guests and family members as a comfort food. And because it is easy to make, you can cook the chicken ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight for the next day. It can be frozen for up to two months, so be sure to thaw it overnight and leave it out for about 15 minutes before serving.
To make this dish, all you need are a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time. To begin the preparation, boil a large pot of water to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the water boils, add the pasta and cook until al dente. If it’s already done, you can add the chicken and sauce. If it’s not done, you can remove the chicken and discard it.
To make this dish, cook the pasta until al dente and drain it. Once it’s cooked, toss it with the chicken and tomato sauce. Once the chicken is done, sprinkle it with the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and bake. The pasta should be cooked al dente and a tender slice of chicken should be placed on top. Afterwards, drizzle the spaghetti sauce on the top and sprinkle with fresh basil, then bake for twenty to twenty five minutes.
2 28oz cans of tomato sauce 1 small can of tomato paste 1 1/2 pounds of ground meat (sausage, beef, or a mixture of both) 2 tablespoons of Olive oil I small onion diced 1small head of garlic diced I tablespoon of basil 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 1/2 teaspoons of Oregano 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in sauce pot. When oil has reached sizzle add in onions and garlic and sauté till lightly brown, 2. When the onions and garlic are done add in your meat and cook until brown 3. Once the meat is brown add the sauce, making sure to add water to the cans so you get all the sauce in the pot, including about 14 oz of water. Stir well. 4. Add in all of your other ingredients except for the paste and let simmer on low heat for 90 minutes. 5. Add in paste and full can of paste water and stir well. Let sit another 30 minutes. 6. Fish out your bay leaves and you are good to go!!! Enjoy!! Baked Ziti 1lb of pasta 3lb of Ricotta Cheese 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese 3 cups of mozzarella 3 eggs Salt and pepper 32 oz of sauce 1. Cook the pasta to al dente 2. Cover the pasta with sauce generously 3. In a bowl mix the ricotta cheese, eggs, parmesan, 2 cups of mozzarella, and salt and pepper. Set aside 4. Place half the pasta on the bottom of the pan. Make a thick layer of the and cover with the remaining pasta 5. Top with the remaining mozzarella and put in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Chicken Parmesan 2.5lbs of boneless chicken breast sliced thin 2 eggs 1/4 cup of milk 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs 1/4 of olive oil 16 oz of sauce 2 cups of mozzarella 1. Add eggs and milk to a bowl and mix 2. Dunk chicken in egg/milk bath and coat with bread crumbs 3. Heat oil to med heat and fry chicken to brown on both sides. Approx 4-5 minutes a side 4. Place cooked chicken in a casserole dish and cover with sauce and mozzarella. 5. Bake on 350 for 10-15 minutes or until melted