Cheddar Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake

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A creamy, cheesy plateful of delicious comfort to delight your taste buds! Indulge yourself.

close up view of Cheddar Cheese Chicken Pasta Bake with a spoon in a baking dish
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, or as desired

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Toss in chicken, onion powder, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

  4. Whisk chicken broth and flour together in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the chicken in the skillet. Add half the Cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, cream, butter, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; stir to combine. Continue stirring over medium heat until sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. Stir cooked pasta into skillet.

  5. Pour chicken-pasta mixture into a glass baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese on top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and melted, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Top with bread crumbs right before baking if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

550 Calories
26g Fat
39g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 550
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 806mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 365mg 28%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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