Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti


Posted: August 20

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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Ready to get rave reviews for your next dinner? Make this Chicken Parmesan Ziti that the whole family will love!


Ingredients

• 12 ounces penne ziti • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts) • 1 (25-ounce) jar pasta sauce • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

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. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.

Step 4

Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, and half of the basil. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Remove it from the oven, sprinkle it immediately with the remaining Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, and serve it warm.