Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are baked together in this simple and fresh chicken dish. Serve with a salad and warm bread for an easy weeknight meal!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook pasta as directed on package and add spinach during the last minute of cooking time. Drain after cooking.

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  • Cook and stir chicken and basil in a large skillet, sprayed with cook spray, on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and Red Gold Diced Tomatoes; bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 3 minutes or until chicken is done.

  • Stir in Neufchatel cheese, pasta mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Spoon into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes and then top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake an additional 3 minutes or until cheese are melted.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; 14.7 g total fat; 101 mg cholesterol; 822 mg sodium. 36.6 g carbohydrates; 42.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
It tasted like the eloquent pineapple of the Caribbean. My mouth watered as I slowly bit into the moist marinated chicken. My heart skipped a beat as the warmth encompassed my body. The succulent dish gave me a revelation of what true cooking is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2017
Sorry but we did not care for this recipe. It was bland and dry with soggy noodles (they were al dente when they went in the oven) Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
It tasted like the eloquent pineapple of the Caribbean. My mouth watered as I slowly bit into the moist marinated chicken. My heart skipped a beat as the warmth encompassed my body. The succulent dish gave me a revelation of what true cooking is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
It tasted like the eloquent pineapple of the Caribbean. My mouth watered as I slowly bit into the moist marinated chicken. My heart skipped a beat as the warmth encompassed my body. The succulent dish gave me a revelation of what true cooking is. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2016
I absolutely loved this recipe. The only thing I did differently was season the chicken with garlic and herb/ seasoned salt to make it more flavorful. My husband LOVES it. Thank you!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2016
Great as written! I stuck to the recipe as much as possible but needed to sub about 1/3 C sour cream instead of the Neufchâtel. I also used fresh basil (3 Tbsp chopped) instead of dried added just before baking. I covered the dish for the 20 min baking time then uncovered for the added cheese. Hubby needed red pepper flakes but he spices everything. It was a nice way to get him to eat spinach. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2017
I did pretty much what the recipe called for but I used rotisserie chicken. It seemed to come out more juicy. It was a pleasant dish. My family seemed to really enjoy it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2016
Excellent meal! Very easy to make and the family loved it.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2017
This was a definite hit with my entire family! I made a double batch and froze half for another meal. My kids all loved it and had at least two helpings each. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2016
Easy dish to make with a gourmet taste and presentation! Says it feed 4...more like 6-7 people. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
Delish filling and yields more than 4 servings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2019
My family loved it! This dish will be added to our list of favs!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/20/2017
Sorry but we did not care for this recipe. It was bland and dry with soggy noodles (they were al dente when they went in the oven) Read More