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pasta bake with chicken and broccoli casserole recipe

Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Anyreasonlife
you will love this hearty pasta bake with all your favorite ingredients.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 420 kcal

Equipment

  • casserole dish

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz paccheri pasta noodles
  • 3 cups freshly chopped broccoli
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lbs chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz ricotta
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Boil the noodles for 4 minutes in a large pot of water with a dash of salt and oil.
  • Add the broccoli into the water and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Then drain it and set them aside. 
  • Combine the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl with all seasonings and toss until thoroughly combined.
  • Heat a large skillet on medium high with some olive oil and sear the chicken pieces for 2 minutes per side.
  • Slowly pour the chicken broth into the skillet as well and bring it to a simmer.
  • Whisk in the cream cheese and ricotta cheese until they melt into the mixture, it’s okay if it’s chunky. 
  • Stir in 1 cup mozzarella cheese until it melts as well.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F- Remove the skillet from the heat and gently combine the pasta and broccoli into the mixture as well. 
  • Pour the entire mixture into your greased baking dish, sprinkle the top with the rest of the mozzarella and the Parmesan.
  • Cover the top with foil and bake it for 15 minutes, rest for 10 minutes, serve!
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