Chicken and Penne Casserole

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

I have made this recipe using bone-on chicken pieces also, although you might have to adjust the cooking time slightly. I double the crushed tomatoes to two cans when I make this, but that is optional, my family loves this casserole!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then brown on both sides about 5 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
  5. Add in onion, garlic, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper flakes; saute about 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes with juice, wine, sugar and bay leaf; cook for about 35-40 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  7. Line the bottom of the dish with cooked penne pasta, sprinkle the top with about 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. Arrange the browned chicken pieces on top of the cooked pasta.
  9. Remove bay leaf and spoon the sauce over the chicken covering chicken and pasta completely.
  10. Mix the mozzarella cheese with 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, then sprinkle over the top of the sauce.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and the sauce is bubbly.
  12. Delicious.