This is a recipe I make all the time for my family. They love it, especially when there's a lot of cheese.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook rigatoni pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the skillet 20 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 10 inch casserole dish.

  • In the prepared casserole dish, mix the cooked pasta, cooked chicken, spaghetti sauce, broccoli rabe, and mozzarella cheese. Top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly brown.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 683 mg sodium. 55 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
My husband and I enjoyed this one--he went back for seconds! Instead of broccoli and mushrooms I added some red and green peppers and I also added some additional spices. I left out the cheddar cheese and substituted more mozzarella instead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/22/2010
Sorry Stephanie but this was Blah! Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
My husband and I enjoyed this one--he went back for seconds! Instead of broccoli and mushrooms I added some red and green peppers and I also added some additional spices. I left out the cheddar cheese and substituted more mozzarella instead. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
My husband and I enjoyed this one--he went back for seconds! Instead of broccoli and mushrooms I added some red and green peppers and I also added some additional spices. I left out the cheddar cheese and substituted more mozzarella instead. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2007
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it exactly as the recipe asks except for one wonderful change. I added a packet of dry Italian salad dressing to the chicken. yumm it was fantastic. I was concerned about the cheddar cheese but I really thought it added a uniqe and wonderful flavor. I am gonna go and eat some left overs for lunch now lets see if its as good the next day:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2008
i loved this... i also used the dry italian dressing on the chicken. i used two jars of spaghetti sauce instead of one.. highly recommend this Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I would suggest doubling the amount of pasta and chicken involved and adding italian seasonings (and maybe some onion/bell peppers if you like spice) while still only using 1 jar of spaghetti sauce. Make these changes for a 5 star experience! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2012
I found this recipe today. IT IS AWESOME!!! I used 6 skinless chicken breast diced and seasoned with salt pepper and one packet of dry italian salad mix. I placed it in a ziplock back for 2 hours( had to pick up the kiddies). I also used fresh broccoli that i diced and steamed. I mixed Mozzarella cheese and on top ( because this is what i had) i used finely shredded fiesta blend cheese. ( monterey jack cheddar queso quesadilla and asadero cheese). OMG! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2010
This was a simple dish that my family really liked. I made a couple of changes: I used turkey tenderloin instead of chicken because that's what I had on hand. I sauteed the turkey in butter which gave it a nice flavor. I also used alfredo sauce instead of spaghetti sauce which was really good. The only change I would make in the future would be to use less pasta. I thought 16 oz. was way too much...half the pasta would have been better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
Make even better by sauteing chicken with garlic onions mushrooms Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2005
Good casserole dinner. I added itallian seasoning for extra flavor. Easy to make and my kids loved it. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2007
Good but I preferred it without the cheddar cheese on top. I substituted more mozarelli. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/22/2010
Sorry Stephanie but this was Blah! Read More
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