I love one-dish recipes – they are a life saver for busy weeknights and weekends! I experimented with this one over the weekend and it is a keeper.
2 cups whole wheat penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup cubed chicken breast (1-inch cubes)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1.5 cups shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook your pasta al dente, or about 5-10 minutes. Drain and pour into a mixing bowl.
Add olive oil to a saute pan and add the chicken. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then add your onions and garlic and cook until chicken is cooled through, or about 5 more minutes.