Thursday, September 10, 2009

Yummy Goodness!

Oh, my! This recipe was SO good! My husband works out every day at the gym. While running on the treadmill, he spotted this recipe on the Food Network. He immediately looked it up online when he got home that day. It only made 4 servings and I was very disappointed that we had no leftovers for the next day:( Next time I make this, we'll double the recipe! It seriously tasted like something you could order from a fancy Italian restaurant. Enough rambling, here's the recipe:

Italian Baked Chicken & Pastina- by Giada De Laurentiis

1 cup small pasta (we used elbow macaroni)
cooking spray
1/2 cup cubed chicken breast
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile cook chicken in sprayed skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through. Put chicken mixture into bowl and add drained, cooked pasta. Add canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8 by 8 dish. In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Dot the top with small bits of butter. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.


  1. Mmm. Sounds yummy! I'll have to try it!

  2. I'm getting the biggest kick out of the vision of Kevin on the treadmill watching food network! That is so great he thought it looked so good he remembered it so you could make it. It looks great!

  3. I thought that perhaps a treadmill workout would be good after eating this, but it doesn't seem all that bad for you. I'll have to give it a try. Thank you!

  4. Looks YUMMY....will def. have to try :)