Friday, April 5, 2013

Italian Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

We are HUGE fans of pasta in our house.  It's by far our favorite food.  All 6 of us eat it really well, so  I make it for dinner all the time.  It's easy to make but most of all it's super yummy!  I personally like variety of my pasta, so I'm always trying to figure out how to make things taste a little different.  But not take too much time
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When I heard about Kraft Fresh Take meal kits, I was very intrigued.  I loved the idea of having a breading and cheese to put onto your meat for a new flavor.  I could use the same recipe but then change up the flavor with the breading.  Sounded perfect! 

 So I headed to Walmart and picked up a couple for some meals.  I went with the Italian Parmesan and the Chedder Jack & Bacon.  I really wanted to try to the Southwest 3 cheese, but they were out.  And just for your information, these are located in the cheese aisle.  Not in the baking aisle where the Shake N Bakes are (that's where I went first).  They are only $2 too, so worth it!  For my whole shopping experience, check out my Google+ album.  
Kraft Fresh Take
This is what you will need for the recipe:
1 packet Italian Parmesan #FreshTake
Chicken Breast
Any pasta you like, I went with penne.
Onion diced (I used only 1/4)
1 green pepper diced (I used only 1/4)
1 can Rotel (I used mild).  This can easily be substituted with another can of diced tomatoes or tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp parsley
salt and pepper to taste
mushroom (optional)
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This is how you make it:
You take the Kraft Fresh Take and open up the bag and mix the cheese and breading.  
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Then you dip your chicken in water and place it into the bag.  Shake it a little to get full coverage and then place onto a greased cookie sheet. 
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Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes
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For the sauce, add all of the other ingredients into a pan and cook until warm and veggies are tender.   
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Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box.  
And that's it!  It was super yummy!
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My oldest son loved the flavor of the chicken and he is super picky (and I mean super picky).  I'm pretty sure he had 5 pieces.  The flavor tasted so good with the pasta.  
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My hubby decided that he wanted mushroom with his pasta, so he added those.  
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I will definitely be trying some of the other meal kits.  I really just want to bread some chicken with the cheddar and bacon one and serve it with a side dish.  Or use the Italian Parmesan again and put it with regular spaghetti, with a sauce from the can.  Super easy to make plus it will add a little variety in our meal without having to come up with a completely different meal.  

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McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam said...

That looks really good!

Milin kuvar said...

I am pasta person too :) Cooking pasta is the most fun thing in my kitchen and my favorite is simple tomato pasta. I can imagine how good taste is with this crispy chicken. Nice recipe!