This is my new favorite!!! I will definitely be making this on a regular basis.
There’s pasta, chicken and cheese. Need I say more? It’s quick and easy to make, plus it is filling.
I used a rotisserie chicken (just the breasts) because I was lazy. It would also be great with some seasoned and baked chicken breasts.
I have become a huge fan of meal prep. This includes baking some boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I do it on Sunday, then I have chicken ready for a few days.
I do a lot of cooking with chicken, so it never goes to waste. I also love making a quick and easy chicken salad for lunch.
I love that there is spinach in this dish. I didn’t used to like it as a child, but that has changed. For one thing, I don’t think there’s much flavor to spinach. It’s a great way to sneak in a serving of vegetables.
This dish makes 6 servings and it’s only 6 Freestyle points per serving.
Yield: 6 servings – 6 Freestyle points per serving
- 2 skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
- 6 oz. cavatappi pasta
- 16 oz. tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 oz. chopped spinach (I used frozen spinach thawed and drained)
- 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put tomato sauce in a small saucepan and add the dried minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
Cook and drain cavatappi according to the directions but subtract 1 minute from the cook time.
Poor noodles back into the pan they were cooked in. Add the chicken, spinach and spaghetti sauce, then stir it all up.
Pour into a casserole dish and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and it’s heated through.
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