Total Time:

25 min(Preparation)

Servings:

4

Penne with Mini Chicken Parmesan


Ingredients

 3 cups (750 mL)Catelli Smart® Penne Rigate
16frozen chicken nuggets
1 tbsp (15 mL)olive oil
 1/3 cup (75 mL)finely chopped onion
1minced garlic clove
2 1/2 cups (625 mL)pasta sauce
3/4 cup (175 mL)shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL)grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL)finely chopped parsley

Preparation

1
Prepare the chicken nuggets according to package directions.
2
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Cook the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Stir in the pasta sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
3
Toss the Mozzarella with the Parmesan and parsley. Remove the cooked nuggets from the oven.
4Top each nugget with a spoonful of sauce and sprinkle with a little of the mozzarella mixture. Return the nuggets to the oven; bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
5
Meanwhile, cook the penne according to package directions. Drain well.
6Toss hot penne with the remaining pasta sauce and any remaining mozzarella mixture. Serve with the mini chicken Parmesan.

 

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Tip
If concerned about the breading on the chicken, use cubes of cooked chicken breast or thighs instead of the chicken nuggets.

 

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