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Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti


Posted: August 20

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

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This Chicken Parmesan Ziti will make your mouth water as the delicious aroma fills your kitchen as it cooks. And, at first bite, it’s sure to get rave reviews! The dish contains delectable noodles, tender chicken breast, pasta sauce, melty cheese, and earthy basil for the ultimate combination of Italian deliciousness. Chicken Parmesan Ziti is a hearty, cheesy, savory recipe, and it’s ready to serve 6 in just 45 minutes!


Ingredients

12 ounces ziti pasta
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 (25 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
1/4 cup basil leaves, packed and roughly chopped, divided

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain.

Step 3

Return the pasta to the stockpot and add the chicken and tomato sauce.

Step 4

Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.

Step 5

Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11x7-inch or 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 6

Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, and half of the basil.

Step 7

Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top.

Step 8

Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Step 9

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden.

Step 10

Remove it from the oven, sprinkle it immediately with the remaining parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Step 11

Serve warm.


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