Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta


I know I was just whining talking about how fast this year is slipping by, but now I am ready to say it isn't moving fast enough! Why?


We got snow. I know that doesn't sound like a big deal, but we haven't had any significant amount of snow in about 5 years. 

We get the occasional dusting here and there. You know, just enough to make things look pretty. We got that at Christmas, and we were all excited about it.


Then February hit.

UGH!

We went from no snow for 5 years, to about a foot of the stuff! 

Then the temperature stayed in the 20's/30's for a week.

BBRRRRRRRRRR

Remember this girl is originally from San Diego! I handle cold weather MUCH better than I did when I moved here in 2006, but it still doesn't mean I like it!! 

And I will whine about it.

Obvi right?

#bigbaby


One of the things I have been doing, since it is too cold to go outside without fear of losing an extremity to hypothermia, is binge watching a few shows. God bless Netflix for giving us something to do when we are sick, or unable to pry our butts off the sofa right?

OK so, have you seen the new Netflix original series called The Santa Clarita Diet?

OhhEmmGeeeee it is soooooo funny!

It is about a suburban Mom (Drew Barrymore) that becomes a zombie. It goes through all of the "issues" one would have if they had a zombie in the family.

Like I said, super funny.

I guess my zombie obsession has gotten pretty bad. So far I have watched:

The Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
Z Nation
iZombie
Glitch
The Santa Clarita Diet

Let's not  go into the movies I have watched!!


Another thing I love, when it is cold outside is, cheesy pasta. I pretty much get to the point that I want to cram every single carb I can get my hands on into my body!!

Am I the only one? Visions of mac and cheese literally dance in my head! I dream of pasta carbonara, or chorizo carbonara for breakfast (sorry smoothies). For lunch I crave things like this Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Copycat and Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup, and dinner would be something like this One Pot Cheesy Italian Chicken and Pasta, or Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto.

See what I mean?

I may need a 12 step program is Spring doesn't get here soon!!

Either that or I need to put in a running order for every bag of pasta Safeway can deliver!!


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Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta

Bobbi Burleson
Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta

Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta is a delicious one pot meal that will make the entire family happy!

Ingredients

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (we like it spicy)
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 16 ounces short cut pasta (I used shells)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Equipment Used

Cutting Board
Chef’s Knife
Large Skillet

Instructions

  1. Place the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, chicken stock, and the pasta in a large oven safe skillet, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer, then cover the pan and continue to cook until the pasta is tender, about 16-18 minutes. Stir the pasta frequently as it cooks so it doesn't stick.
  2. Once the pasta is tender, remove the cover and stir in 3/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese and the chicken. Adjust seasoning if necessary. If the mixture seems dry you can add more chicken stock as needed to loosen it up .
  3. Sprinkle the top with the mozzarella cheese and the remaining Parmesan cheese. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and bubbles around the edges. Garnish with the basil then serve.
Yield: Serves 4 to 67
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: chicken, pasta, One Pot Meals, easy recipes, 30 minute meals,


adapted from Pasta Revolution by America’s Test Kitchen


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8 comments:

  1. Not to make you jealous or anything but I am currently in San Diego enjoying some gorgeous 70 degree weather ;)

    But nonetheless, I would totally love a hot plate of this pasta!

    Gennifer Rose | www.GenniferRose.com

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    1. Aaaahhhhh you are so mean LOL I hope to get down there to visit soon!

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  2. I'm going to try this sometime this week and will let you know how it goes for me!

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  3. This is my favorite dish, I'm so hungry now. I'm going to head to the store and try this out.

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  4. I am the worst cook but I definitely would love to try this :) <3 Great post!!

    x Helen http://www.seaandstyle.com/blog/

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