Chicken Mozzarella

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Chicken, pasta, cheese, and red sauce – does it actually get any better? I actually came up with this recipe because what I had planned to make was more complex than I had the energy for. So I made something simpler with stuff that I always have in my kitchen. Chicken Mozzarella is so easy to put together and does not require hardly any attentiveness. Just stir the sauce together, put it over the chicken and bake it.

Chicken Mozzarella

I try to keep a variety of pasta on hand all the time. Basically every time pasta is on sale at my grocery store, I buy at least 2 boxes of each variety (short, long, micro, oven ready) that is included in the sale price. Pasta is so easy to turn into whatever type of dinner you want. It is also so easy for the kids to make a quick lunch with. And I like to have pasta hot or cold (pasta salad is one of my very favorite things).

Chicken Mozzarella

This red sauce can be used for lots of things. You can actually put the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for about 30 minutes, then blitz it with an immersion blender to make a quick tomato soup. If you want to make a meatball sub, you can put some meatballs in the sauce and let simmer for 45 minutes and then pile on to a baguette.

I served this with some delicious sliced sourdough bread. You could also use a garlic bread or an Italian bread with a little butter. You might also add a simple green salad – romaine, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, croutons and some ranch. It is also really rather hearty on it’s own, so you could serve it on it’s own for sure.

Chicken Mozzarella

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Chicken Mozzarella

A simple sauce with chicken, cheese and pasta – what's not to love?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked chicken, Chicken, mozzarella, Pasta, pasta dishes, red sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 3 cups Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • lb Linguini
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For the Red Sauce

  • 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 15oz cans Tomato Puree
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pour half of sauce into bottom of 13×9 baking dish. Lay chicken breasts in a single layer into sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with mozzarella and parsley. Cover with foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Start water boiling for pasta. Remove foil from baking dish and continue baking for 15 minutes more.
  • Add pasta to water and cook as directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water.
  • To serve, add portion of pasta to a shallow bowl. Top with piece of chicken and ladle sauce over top.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

10 thoughts on “Chicken Mozzarella

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      It’s like a warm hug on a plate. So yummy

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      It’s so simple and delicious. My family ate every last bit of it.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Pasta is a blessing and curse right? Def

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      My family devoured it! Thank you

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