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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cheesy Chicken Pasta an Easy One-Pot Recipe

Mac and Cheese is a favorite one-pot pasta meal for children, however, you want a something more. Cheesy Chicken Pasta an Easy One-Pot Recipe will do just that.
This recipe is very versatile, change it up to suit your family's taste. It is also a way to use leftover chicken breast or holiday turkey.

According to Wikipedia, “In cooking, the Italian expression al dente (play /ælˈdɛnt/; Italian: [al ˈdɛnte]) describes pasta and (less commonly) rice or beans that have been cooked so as to be firm but not hard. "Al dente" also describes vegetables that are cooked to the "tender crisp" phase - still offering resistance to the bite, but cooked through. Keeping the pasta firm is especially important in baked or "al forno" pasta dishes, where the pasta is cooked twice. The term "al dente" comes from Italian and means "to the tooth" or "to the bite", referring to the need to chew the pasta due to its firmness. Pasta that is cooked al dente has a lower glycemic index than pasta that is cooked soft."

Ingredients needed for Cheesy Chicken Pasta:

  • 1-16 oz package of pasta your favorite kind; Rotini, Farfalli Bow ties, Conchiglie Shells etc.
  • 1-16 oz jar Cheesy Ragu Double Cheddar or Roasted Garlic Parmesan
  • 10-12 oz chicken breast, cubed
  • 3 oz French Fried Onions; French’s or any store brand will work

Instructions to make Cheesy Chicken Pasta:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a pan that can go from the stove top, directly in the oven, fill with water and heat to boiling. Dump in the pasta and cook until lightly al dente. Drain off any excess water.
  3. Pour the Ragu Cheese into the pasta, rinse the Ragu jar with a little milk and swish around and pour in the pasta, stir.
  4. If you are using leftover chicken, cube it and add to the pasta. If you want to take the easier route, use canned chicken breast. Without draining, add it to the pasta.
  5. Top with the French-fried onions and place in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Making cheesy chicken pasta is an easy one-pot recipe.

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