Simplify dinner tonight with a one pan meal of Bruschetta chicken baked pasta. The flavors of tomato bruschetta in this pasta dish make dinner fresh.
Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are starting yet another new year. This year will be my TENTH year publishing recipes here on Katie’s Cucina. I started the blog about six months after I got married. I was bored and it was the perfect hobby to occupy my time. If you look back at my original posts the photos are badddd. Katie’s Cucina was my outlet to share my recipes with family and friends. Never in a million years did I imagine that one day it would allow me to quit my corporate job and pursue being a business owner. Being my own boss! I’ll be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Katie’s Cucina all year long with delicious recipes and some fun giveaways to thank my readers for making Katie’s Cucina what it is today.
On that note, get ready to conquer dinner like you’ve never done before. Before I had my daughter, Reagan, I bought all sorts of easy dinner products. During one of my visits to the grocery store I found a new-to-me per-packaged meal called Freezer to Plate. I made it that week and fell in love with its ease of use and most importantly it actually tastes good and not boxed like. It also was low in sodium, which is not that common in prepackaged meals. The next week during my trip to the grocery store I stocked up on all the varieties before the baby arrived. I was glad I did because easy meals were my go to when I wanted a break from the frozen meals I prepped. Last summer I started experimenting in the kitchen with a similar concept but from scratch instead of a box. I’m so happy with how my new twist on one of my most popular recipes, grilled chicken bruschetta pasta turned out. I introduce to you my bruschetta chicken baked pasta meal. One baking dish and all the ingredients from your pantry, refrigerator and freezer go into the oven. Talk about dinner simplified.
The best part about this dinner is that it’s easy to whip together. You could even chop the tomatoes a head of time. I promise you that the pasta will cook perfectly and when you pour the pasta into the glass-baking dish you might not think it’s going to be enough. Trust me, it will be enough for 3 adults and one child. If your serving for four adults, you might want to add on a veggie, salad and a warm crusty bread. I love this brand of bread from Essential Italian Baking. The best part of this bread is that it’s stored in the pantry and when you want hot fresh baked bread you just pop it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. The aroma of freshly baked bread will fill your home. What I love about this bread is that if your entertaining guest, they will be impressed that you baked bread from scratch. It’s our little secret—no one has to know.
Another pro tip I have when entertaining and want to ensure you have enough food–when in doubt always serve a salad with dinner. That way you know you’ll have plenty. And heck while you’re at it–make dessert! Whether you’re entertaining or just want to switch up your dinner time routine give my recipe for Bruschetta Chicken Baked Pasta Meal a try.
Bruschetta Chicken Baked Pasta Meal
- 2 cups cavatappi pasta
- ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dehydrated onion
- ½ teaspoon dried basil oregano, and parsley
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon roasted garlic & Herb seasoning divided
- 4 plum tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup white wine
- 3 chicken breast frozen
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ lemon juiced and zested
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a 9×13 glass baking dish place the pasta and all spices plus 1 tablespoon of roasted garlic & Herb seasoning.
- Chop tomatoes and place with pasta. Add water and white wine. Mix well then add frozen chicken breast. Drizzle olive oil on top then sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon roasted garlic & Herb seasoning. Place foil on top and bake for 50 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degree Fahrenheit and pasta is al dente.
- Once done sprinkle ½ of one lemon zest and juice over dish. Divide evenly among plates and enjoy.