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Italian Chicken Casserole

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The classic chicken casserole gets an Italian makeover when fresh herbs and tomato sauce meet boneless skinless chicken breasts.


  • 1 cup Tyson® Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Tyson®, cubed)
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2/3 onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 8x8x2 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
    2. Bring medium sized pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add pasta and follow pasta instructions. When tender, drain pasta and set aside.
    3. Meanwhile, place olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
    4. Combine chicken mixture with the cooked pasta in large bowl. Add canned tomatoes with juice, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix gently until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Place mixture in prepared baking dish.
    5. In a small bowl mix together bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on top of pasta. Dot the top with slices of butter. Bake until top is gold brown, about 30 minutes.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV750mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs12% DV35g
    Calories470Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate35g12%
    Dietary Fiber
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Samantha 19 hours ago
    Definitely a make again ♡ easy to make and hubby loved it.
    Tara W. 3 days ago
    omgsh great recipe. I even left the tomatoes out for my picky eaters and still very flavorful and delicious!
    Mariah Boykin 17 days ago
    My rating: 5 stars Boyfriends rating: 3 stars I really enjoyed this dish although my boyfriend is not a fan. There’s not a whole lot of flavor to it but I personally like that. It’s super simple and few ingredients. I’ll definitely be making this again using it for meal prepping so I can take this to work for lunch. I just added garlic salt. Had to add tomato sauce for my boyfriend!
    April Bondsteel 18 days ago
    No one really liked it. Won’t make again
    Rob Lynch 19 days ago
    delicious. certainly will make again
    Gabrielle Cook 22 days ago
    good so much work dut it os worth it
    Jessica Milburn a month ago
    came out good might try to add something next time just not sure what but will definitely make it again
    NICOLE VARRONE a month ago
    I seasoned the chicken with Italian seasoning but other than that it was delicious
    Dan a month ago
    Very good. Easy to make.
    Joy a month ago
    awesome!! Would make it again any time. I added the cheese on top at the end so it was just melted.
    Kathy Kay a month ago
    It was good. I used what pasta I had which was rotini. My chicken breast was preseasoned so I didn’t use any of the seasonings in the recipe. Everyone thought it would be something they’d like again.
    NewbieChef a month ago
    Great I used whole chicken breasts tho
    Whitney Griffith 2 months ago
    Great recipe but it was a little bland. I added additional seasoning. Would be much better with Alfredo sauce.
    Lisa Steadman 2 months ago
    Yummy! I used penne pasta instead of elbow, cooked the onions a little longer until they carmelized, and I didnt top with butter. I wish I had fresh grated parm tho to sprinkle on after.
    Tiffany Loney 2 months ago
    It was very goos, but too much tomato for me. Not a fan of tomatoes and my noodles were a little crunchy. But overall, my family loved it ❤️
    Joanne Lawrence 2 months ago
    My family loved it. I doubled all ingredients except the chicken and it was still plenty of meat. I'm running low on butter, so I mixed the breadcrumbs with olive oil and also added Italian seasoning as per another reviewer's suggestion. I feel like it would have been pretty bland without the extra seasoning, so that's where it loses the star.
    suzanne 2 months ago
    it was great. adding the sauce from the tomato cans isnt necessary though
    Lauren B. 2 months ago
    It was good. I wasn't sure at the first bite, but it kept getting better. I did add Italian seasoning to the topping anf I'm glad I did.
    Ryan 2 months ago
    This casserole was very tasty, but I made a number of changes after reading the reviews. I added a cup of marinara sauce and that seemed like a good choice. I also added a lot of dried basil, thyme and oregano and a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes. I also put a little more parmesan than the recipe called for. I might add more bread crumbs next time because I prefer it to be a little crispier. I think these additions made the recipe much better, I imagine it would be bland and dry without them. Overall, a good recipe - it just needed some sprucing up.
    June B. 2 months ago
    Good, but season well
    Joseph Bunn 2 months ago
    food get in my tummy
    Diane 3 months ago
    Really good and easy I added sun dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes
    Claire 3 months ago
    I ended up almost tripling this recipe to use up some chicken I had. it was delicious!
    Osborne 3 months ago
    tirned Out Wonderful Definitely Going In The Bank
    SherrylAnn Stewart 3 months ago
    Excellent. I was unsure if the chicken was supposed to be whole or not so I cubed it. I added a can of rotel, some Ragu Thick and Hearty spaghetti sauce, spinach, and crushed red pepper. I didn’t have elbow pasta but had some leftover salad pasta and used it just to use it up. I also used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Yummy! This Is the kind of recipe that would easily allow you to make changes to your personal preference. Would definitely make again.
    Christina A. 4 months ago
    It added extra seasonings & some tomato sauce cause it was a little dry. Overall very good!
    Lisa 4 months ago
    I added some fresh italian herbs and I covered it in the oven when it was almost brown enough. We will eat it again.
    Keesha Hooks 4 months ago
    It was my first time mqking it. my daughters absolutely loved it. easy snd quick to make.
    Ahlstedt 4 months ago
    Yum! I added some crushed red pepper and combined it all together in the skillet. Fam loved it!
    Michelle 4 months ago
    Was a little dry for our taste. I will add more mozzarella next time.