Chicken and spaghetti bake

    1 hour 50 min

    A fantastic dish to make ahead of time and chill. Spaghetti is baked with chicken in a tomato-based pasta sauce. It's a fantastic meal to share with the family.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian herb seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
    • 8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 450g spaghetti
    • 140g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 450g tomato based pasta sauce, such as Dolmio

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. In shallow dish or resealable plastic bag, combine olive oil, bay leaves, Italian herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Poke holes in chicken breasts and add to olive oil mixture. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Remove chicken from refrigerator and cut into 1.25cm pieces. Cook in large frying pan, with marinade, until chicken is light brown and sauce is bubbly. Remove bay leaves. Stir pepper, onion, broccoli and mushrooms into frying pan and allow to simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.
    3. While vegetables are cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Return pasta to pot and add chicken mixture and pasta sauce. Stir. Pour mixture into 20x30cm baking dish. Top with grated cheese.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve.

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    I must say this was a surprisingly tasty change from the regular spaghetti dinners we've had in the past! Listen to the previous reviews, you need to add more sauce than called for..I used 1 and 1/2 jars. I think next time I'll also cut back on the Italian seasoning to just 1 TBLS. Overall, very good and easy and my family has already asked me to make again!  -  12 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We found this dish didn't have enough spag.sauce and I had used a little more than it called for. I will make it again but I will add 50% more sauce than it calls for. I also doubled the garlic.Michele, Ontario  -  15 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    How easy can it get! I was worried what the kids would like and this fit the bill. I used a two pound bag of already grilled, frozen, chicken strips. I might add, the adults liked it too!  -  28 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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