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Sunday, January 24, 2016

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

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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 400º oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!


3 comments:

  1. Do you have a premix suggestion for the salt and pepper mix?

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    1. 3:1 Ratio is usually a good way to go John. Mix 3/4 cup salt to 1/4 cup pepper and you're good to go for a base. If you like more pepper, add more! Hope this helps!
      Larry

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  2. Hi there, since I wanted to cook in myself and I do not live in USA or Liberia I translated all measurements into metric. Also also halfed them, since well it was to big for me.

    On question: The Chicken Thighs are measured still with the bones in them?

    450g Chicken Thighs
    640g Spaghetti-Sauce (with Veggies)
    225g Pasta
    115g Cheese (Mozzarella)
    235ml 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 1 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 23 x 33 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.

    Place into a preheated 205º oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

    Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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