Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are baked together in this simple and fresh chicken dish. Serve with a salad and warm bread for an easy weeknight meal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Cook pasta as directed on package and add spinach during the last minute of cooking time. Drain after cooking.

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  • Cook and stir chicken and basil in a large skillet, sprayed with cook spray, on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and Red Gold Diced Tomatoes; bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 3 minutes or until chicken is done.

  • Stir in Neufchatel cheese, pasta mixture and ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes and then top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese are melted.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 65mg; sodium 640mg; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 4g; protein 25g; calcium 25%; iron 15%.
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