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Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake

 

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake

This Mediterranean inspired pasta bake is packed with the fresh flavors of tomatoes, spinach, olives, and Tone's® Mediterranean Herb Seasoning! The dish is all tied together with creamy feta cheese.
Servings 8
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz Uncooked gemelli pasta
  • 3 tbsp Member's Mark™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 package Boneless skinless chicken breasts Cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp Member's Mark™ Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Member's Mark™ Black Pepper
  • ½ cup Red onion Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 8 oz Fresh spinach Coarsely chopped
  • 1 can Crushed tomatoes Undrained
  • 1 tsp Tone's® Mediterranean Herb Seasoning
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives Pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup Sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil Drained and diced
  • 8 oz Feta cheese Crumbled
  • 2 cup Italian cheese blend Shredded
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Fresh basil leaves Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to skillet; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. In same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add spinach; cook and stir until starting to wilt, about 1 minute.
  • In very large bowl, mix cooked chicken, spinach mixture, pasta, crushed tomatoes, Tone's® Italian seasoning, Tone's® Mediterranean Herb seasoning, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and Italian cheese blend. Transfer mixture to baking dish.
  • In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle on top of pasta mixture in baking dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown and casserole is heated through (165°F in center). Garnish with basil, and serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, mediterranean, pasta

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