Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

The recipe calls for pastina, but you can use any little pasta you may have in your pantry.

1 c. pastina
2 T olive oil
1/2 c. cubed chicken breasts
1/2 c. diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
14.5 oz. can Italian diced tomatoes with juice
1 c. mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. bread crumbs
1/4 c. grated parmesan
1 T butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook pasta according to directions on the box. When pasta is done, drain and put in a large bowl.

In a large skillet, add olive oil and chicken and cook on medium high heat. After about three minutes add onions and garlic. Cook until chicken is done and onions are soft.

Put the chicken mixture in the bowl with the pasta.

Add the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese to the bowl. Stir to combine.

Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour the pasta mixture into the casserole dish.

In a small bowl mix bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture.

Dot the top of the casserole with small pats of butter.

Bake until the top is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

What did the family think? Hubby LOVED it. I thought it was okay. I really liked all of the cheese. Our child who loves pasta and doesn’t like chicken only ate the chicken and the other child ate it all up.

Adapted from a recipe at

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Filed under Chicken, Easy, Italian

One Response to Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

  1. This looks GOOD. Will have to try it soon.

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