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Chicken & Penne Pasta Bake

Chicken & Penne Pasta Bake recipe
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Marinara sauce and a crunchy Parmesan bread crumb topping give this easy weeknight chicken and pasta bake terrific flavor.
20 min
40 min
6 servings, about 1-2/3 cups each
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What You Need

cups  penne pasta (12 oz.), uncooked
Tbsp.  olive oil
lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
jar  (24 oz.) marinara sauce
cups  loosely packed baby spinach leaves
pkg.  (6 oz.) FRESH TAKE Italian Parmesan Recipe Cheese Breadcrumb Mix, mixed together

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large ovenproof skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 min. or until evenly browned. Stir in marinara sauce.

DRAIN pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add to ingredients in skillet; mix lightly. Stir in spinach; top with cheese mixture.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, you can use a regular skillet instead. Just wrap handle with several layers of foil before using as directed.
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