Caesar Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta Recipes
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5 Reviews
This easy-to-make chicken and pasta recipe contains a light Caesar sauce topped with crisp, browned croutons.
20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

7 ounces (2 cups)
uncooked dried penne pasta
2 cups
chopped cooked chicken
3/4 cup
fat free creamy Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup
reduced sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup
chopped green onions
1/4 cup
finely chopped red bell pepper
8 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Provolone Cheese, cut into quarters
1 1/2 cups
Caesar-seasoned croutons
1/4 cup
shredded Parmesan cheese
 

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Combine chicken and all remaining ingredients except cooked pasta, croutons and Parmesan cheesein large bowl; mix well. Add cooked pasta; stir to combine.
  3. Spoon pasta mixture into ungreased 2-quart round casserole. Top with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through and croutons are golden brown.

Recipe Tips

Pasta is made from durum wheat flour called semolina and comes in hundreds of different sizes, shapes and colors. Cook pasta in rapidly boiling water to "al dente", meaning the pasta is slightly firm when chewed. Overcooked pasta is soft from having absorbed too much of the cooking water and will break apart easily when stirred into a casserole.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
490
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
34g
Protein
9g
Fat
26g
Sodium
670mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This salad comes out yummy and nothing complicated , my son loves it so this salad will be on the menu once a week

Rating

I didnt have any red peppers so I used frozen peas. Came out very good Will make this easy recipe again thank you Mary

Rating

This one is very good! I could not find a Fat Free Caesar dressing so I had to go with a "reduced fat". We will have it again. Loved the tangy flavor!

Rating

Great recipe that I make often. Have made for others and they always ask for the recipe. One suggestion...it matters which Caesar Dressing you use. I've tried several and it can totally change the taste of the dish. Marzetti's works well & we especially like Cardini's Caesar Dressing because tastey and not too over powering.

Rating

I make this fairly often and change the recipe according to what I have on hand. It's a tasty meal to share and even holds up well the next day. I sometimes just use frozen veggies like frozen peppers or even squash slices. I usually add olives and sun dried tomatoes or artichokes.... I guess anything goes. Careful on using too much dressing-- it can overpower everything easily.

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