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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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).

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; protein 67.8g 136% DV; carbohydrates 50.1g 16% DV; fat 15.9g 24% DV; cholesterol 184mg 61% DV; sodium 1607mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
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: 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
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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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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
01/22/2014
Easy and delicious. My kids gobbled it up. Great recipe thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2014
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: 4 stars
08/23/2017
This is a potentially great recipe. I used penne and partially boiled the pasta before adding it to the dish to make sure it cooked. I also added mushrooms with the pizza toppings and used chicken tenderloins instead of breasts to have smaller pieces. However the chicken didn't cook underneath everything else so I had to pull them out and cook them separately on a baking sheet for an extra 8 minutes before adding it back to the pasta. The chicken was a bit bland even though I added small amounts of salt pepper basil and parsley. I will attempt this recipe again and probably keep the chicken separate when it cooks as well as add more seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2015
This is definitely a kids meal. Made it for me hubby two teens and it was just okay. I used spaghetti and it was really hard to serve-with the spaghetti buried under the boneless breasts. If I would do this again I would add green pepper cut the breasts into chunks or slices and use a short pasta or break up the spaghetti. Because it tastes like a pizza I'm sure would appeal to the younger crowd. I also thought that the amount of spaghetti seemed to be a bit too much (I added more sauce after seeing that from someone else) and think the whole pound of pepperoni is too much. I added a bit less than 3/4 lb and that was fine. Read More
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