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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Baked Chicken and Penne Pasta Casserole - $10 Budget Meal Series


  • 2 lbs - Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 45 oz - Spaghetti Sauce
  • 16 oz - Penne Pasta
  • 8 oz - Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Cups - Water


  • Salt and pepper the chicken and brown for 2 minutes on each side in a large skillet.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce to the chicken, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cut into bite size pieces and set aside.
  • Add 2 cups of water to the sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes turn the heat off, add the chicken and half of the cheese and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
  • Place into a preheated 400ยบ oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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