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Baked Chicken and Ziti
Chicken with ricotta, ziti and sauce
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups ziti, or penne
2/3 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 T grated Parmesan cheese

1. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning as needed until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

3. Spray the same skillet with more nonstick cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring as needed until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomaoes, Italien seasoning and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simer, uncovered, stirring as needed, until the mixture is thickened slightly, 8-10 mnutes.

4. Meanwhile, cook the ziti according to package direcions. Drain and mix with the ricotta cheese.

5. Pour half of the tomato mixture into a 13 X 9 inch baking pan, layer with ziti mixture and chicken and the remaining tomato mixture. Sprinkle with the cheeses. Bake until hot and bubbling and the cheese is melted,15-20 minutes.