Italian Chicken and Pasta Bake

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Italian Chicken and Pasta Bake Italian Chicken and Pasta Bake Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8–10 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 (16-ounce) package bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions and kept warm





1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a very large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is tender. Add flour, and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in milk, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in chicken, 3 cups cheese, salt, pepper, and sugar. Stir in pasta. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.

3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Publication: Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

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By mary mcshane on January 08, 2014


This was a great hit tonight for supper. I put 10 oz of bowtie pasta in, as that was all I had. And it turned out delicious!!!

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this was an AMAZING recipe. loved it!!!!

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By marie mc.farland on October 29, 2013


hi we have made this recipe so many times now its easy and very delicious,the only thing is we only use 8 oz pasta so we have more flavour ,we use the almer herb and garlic and oregano tomatoes compared to unico but both times still tasty we always make extras because our guests want the recipe and this way we give one to go home with them as well as the recipe ,we tell them its a paula deen recipe ,we love it ,try it it will be your family favorite for sure ,thanks paula another great recipe for all to enjoy

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I made it and We loved it! Keep on cooking Paula and we will keep Lovin Ya!!

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By Christie on August 27, 2013


Italian chicken & pasta bake yummy yummy for my family's tummies

By Lori Marshall on August 26, 2013


I made this tonight for dinner, it was easy to do and was very good, I had most of the ingredients on hand I only needed to go out and buy some cheese, garlic and a tin of diced tomatoes. The store I shopped at didn't carry the seasoned diced tomatoes so I added my own oregano and basil and a bit more garlic. My family enjoyed it I will most likely make it again.

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