A dinner that came to me when trying to kill my pizza craving. My whole family loved it. My 3-year-old daughter actually ate two helpings. Use whatever style pasta you have.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Stir water and half the pizza sauce together in the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish. Lie spaghetti atop the sauce mixture. Arrange chicken atop the noodles. Pour remaining sauce over the chicken breasts and spaghetti; top with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until chicken is no longer pink in the center and cheese is bubbling, 5 to 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 184 mg cholesterol; 1607 mg sodium. 50.1 g carbohydrates; 67.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
Well Rhoda this certainly took care of our pizza craving AND our comfort food craving! Yum! I thought since you used wheat rigatoni pasta that it would be OK for me to use my Trader Joe's pasta. I also used TJ's Traditional Marinara Sauce. Since this was just for the two of us I pared down the recipe for 2 servings. But then I goofed and put all the required sauce on the bottom with the uncooked pasta. That meant that I needed to add more for the top layer. But no problem! It all worked out well. Delicious! Not free of calories but certainly free of required work to fix dinner! Thanks for making us happy campers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2014
This came out pretty good but not awesome. I think the chicken lacked flavor even though I added Italian seasoning to it. It would have been better if it were breaded with Italian bread crumbs. I used rotini instead of spaghetti. I think the recipe needs double the amount of pizza sauce mostly to cover the chicken. Also the sauce/water combo wasn't enough to cover the noodles so part if it came out hard. It needed more cheese too. I added mushrooms since I love mushroom pizza and it gave it some nice flavor. I'd make this again but with the changes I mentioned. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
Well Rhoda this certainly took care of our pizza craving AND our comfort food craving! Yum! I thought since you used wheat rigatoni pasta that it would be OK for me to use my Trader Joe's pasta. I also used TJ's Traditional Marinara Sauce. Since this was just for the two of us I pared down the recipe for 2 servings. But then I goofed and put all the required sauce on the bottom with the uncooked pasta. That meant that I needed to add more for the top layer. But no problem! It all worked out well. Delicious! Not free of calories but certainly free of required work to fix dinner! Thanks for making us happy campers! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2014
This came out pretty good but not awesome. I think the chicken lacked flavor even though I added Italian seasoning to it. It would have been better if it were breaded with Italian bread crumbs. I used rotini instead of spaghetti. I think the recipe needs double the amount of pizza sauce mostly to cover the chicken. Also the sauce/water combo wasn't enough to cover the noodles so part if it came out hard. It needed more cheese too. I added mushrooms since I love mushroom pizza and it gave it some nice flavor. I'd make this again but with the changes I mentioned. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
Well Rhoda this certainly took care of our pizza craving AND our comfort food craving! Yum! I thought since you used wheat rigatoni pasta that it would be OK for me to use my Trader Joe's pasta. I also used TJ's Traditional Marinara Sauce. Since this was just for the two of us I pared down the recipe for 2 servings. But then I goofed and put all the required sauce on the bottom with the uncooked pasta. That meant that I needed to add more for the top layer. But no problem! It all worked out well. Delicious! Not free of calories but certainly free of required work to fix dinner! Thanks for making us happy campers! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2014
Easy and delicious. My kids gobbled it up. Great recipe thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2013
This is my recipe. I used wheat rigatoni pasta not spaghetti. Also I used deli sliced mozzarella not shredded Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
I decided to season the chicken lightly before placing it onto the pasta and i have to say BEST DISH YET!!! My daughter loved loved loved it! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
Love this recipe! You can add whatever you want to it to make it your own personal dish. So yummy! Even my picky boys love it! You can't go wrong with this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2015
This was delicious but very heavy. I think next time I might try cubing the chicken instead of leaving the breasts whole or I may make with boneless skinless chickenthighs for smaller pieces and to make it easier to portion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2016
I just ate the leftovers for breakfast! Awesome!!! I never knew so much Mayo could taste so Italian. Love it and will make again....and again....and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2018
This was a great way to use pizza ingredients everybody loves to reamp the same boring way to make chicken breasts. I like the idea of a reviewer who suggested to make a breading to use on the chicken breasts BUT that would totally change the original recipe and make it into chicken parmesan. The only change I made was that I didn't add any pasta to the dish until after it was baked. I premade cooked rotini for hubs and zoodles (zuchini noodles) to mine to lower the carbs. We liked it well enough to make again when pizza cravings need to be satisfied.:D Read More
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