🍗 Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe 🍝

Dinnertime perfection meets comfort food with this delicious and soothing Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Bake. Tender chicken, delicious Parmesan cheese, and pungent garlic are baked to perfection in this creamy and cheesy pasta bake. This dish is simple and filling, sure to become a family favorite. 🍗🍝

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pasta (penne, rigatoni, or your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  1. Cook the Pasta:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the diced chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add the heavy cream and chicken broth, and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Add the cooked pasta and chicken to the skillet with the sauce. Stir until everything is well combined and the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  1. Assemble the Bake:
  • Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the top is golden brown.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Tips for the Best Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Bake

  • Pasta Choice: Use your favorite type of pasta; shapes like penne, rigatoni, or ziti work well for this dish.
  • Chicken: Ensure the chicken is cooked through before adding it to the pasta bake.
  • Cheese: For extra flavor, you can mix different cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or provolone.

A tasty and cozy dish that’s ideal for a filling supper is garlic parmesan chicken pasta bake. This pasta bake is sure to please everyone at the table with its creamy sauce, soft chicken, and oozy cheese. Savor this filling dish with garlic bread or a side salad for a full dinner! 🍗🍝