This is a wonderful chicken recipe that kids and adults love. To make ahead of time, leave off the cheese and refrigerate. Then bake for 20 minutes to heat, add the cheese and bake for 10 more minutes.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In shallow non-aluminum dish or resealable plastic bag, combine olive oil, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper. Poke holes in chicken breasts and add to olive oil mixture. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove chicken from refrigerator and cut into half-inch pieces. Cook in large skillet, with marinade, until chicken is light brown and sauce is bubbly. Remove bay leaves. Stir pepper, onion, broccoli, and mushrooms into skillet and allow to simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • While vegetables are cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Return pasta to pot and add chicken mixture and spaghetti sauce. Stir. Pour mixture into 9x13 inch pan. Top with shredded cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; 15.3 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 413 mg sodium. 56.3 g carbohydrates; 27.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2002
I was disappointed with this recipe. The italian herb seasoning on the chicken seemed a little overpowering. I won't make it again. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2002
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2002
I was disappointed with this recipe. The italian herb seasoning on the chicken seemed a little overpowering. I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm! What a tasty spaghetti dish!It took some time to prepare but it was well worth it! I did add a little extra sauce cut back on that olive oil by half and added red pepper and black olives. Wow! I love this recipe! It's a knock-out recipe in my family! Thanks Nicole! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2007
Very good. I followed the recipe exactly and it was very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2003
Wonderful!! Even without the vegies! I also doubled the sauce! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2010
I agree with the other reviewers it's a little bland; I think because there is to much spaghetti and not enough sauce. A 1/2 lb of dry spaghetti and a 25 oz jar of sauce would make a better pasta to sauce ratio. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
This recipe was great. i used boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of the breast. Next time I will try it with whole wheat pasta. Read More
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