Want to make your family a delicious Italian meal for dinner? Give this Italian Chicken Casserole recipe a try! It is filled with flavorful ingredients like tender chicken, cheesy Parmesan cheese, and tasty red bell peppers! Your family will be shouting "Mamma Mia!" after every bite!
Ingredients• 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 small onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/4 cup red bell peppers, diced • 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup • 1 cup milk, or half and half • 1/2 cup chicken stock • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed • 1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix (2 tablespoons of the mix) • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated and divided • 8 ounces uncooked bowtie, farfalle pasta, or your choice of shaped pasta
To begin, cook the pasta according to the package instructions, except regarding the recommended cook time. Instead, cook the pasta for 2-3 minutes less. Drain and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken cubes.
Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet and sauté for 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
Then add the soup, milk, and chicken stock, whisking until smooth.
Next add the cubed cream cheese, stirring until it's melted and fully combined into the sauce.
Add in the dressing mix and 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese, stirring until fully combined.
Finally, add in the cooked pasta and toss until well coated and heated through.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a 2-quart casserole dish (11x7- or 9x9-inch) with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the chicken/pasta mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the pasta is golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.
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