You know how sometimes you get a craving for something and just nothing else will do? You struggle to think about anything else, because all you want to do is satisfy your craving? Well I had one of those moments this week and instead of agonizing the way I sometimes do, I hopped in the car, went to Publix and before long I was sitting down to enjoy that one thing I just had to have… easy chicken parmesan.
Now, my family does not have the love for traditional chicken parm the way I do, but they all love pasta, so I wanted to create something that would satisfy my craving while leaving my family happy as well. That’s when I thought about mixing all of the ingredients together and smothering it in cheese… the result – absolute perfection.
Chicken Parmesan can take hours to make from scratch – time that I just simply do not have. With the new Tyson® Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Strips and ®Barilla pastas and sauces though, you can get your dinner on the table in minutes – and it tastes like you slaved on it all day long.
Easy Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake
Tyson® Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Strips
Barilla® Marinara Sauce
®Barilla Pasta – we love bowtie
4 cups Italian blend shredded cheese, divided
First prepare your pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Preheat your oven to 350°. Cut your Tyson® Parmesan Herb Encrusted Chicken Strips into bite size pieces – there is no need to thaw! They are good to go right out of the freezer – I told you this was easy!
Then in a large bowl put your pasta, chicken pieces, and marinara sauce and stir until well coated. Mix in 2 cups of cheese and stir. Spoon in to your favorite casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and edges are bubbly. Serve with your favorite salad and bread for a delicious, quick, and easy meal. Enjoy!
Tyson® Fully cooked chicken is 100% natural all white meat chicken raised with no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Barilla® Pasta is Italy’s #1 brand of pasta and makes it easy to get a great dish on the table in minutes. Barilla® chooses the highest quality ingredients to make their sauces like vine-ripened tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fragrant herbs, all slowly simmered, to bring an authentic tasting sauce with a burst of flavor in every bite. All three of these products together make the perfect trifecta of quick, easy, and delicious meals for your family.
I think my favorite part about this meal is how easy it is to make – and it is made with ingredients I can keep on hand all the time. There is no need to thaw, no need to prep – you literally just boil, mix, and bake. It is the perfect weeknight meal that is hot and ready in under 30 minutes.
Ready to make this awesome meal for your own family? Click here for a Publix coupon for $3.00 off when you buy any 1 Tyson® Chicken Strips, Tenderloins, or Fillets 25 oz (frozen) AND any 1 ®Barilla Pasta Sauce 24 oz AND any 1 Barilla® Pasta 8-16 oz (combined purchase required). Coupon valid February 13 – March 4, 2016.
If you want even more delicious, easy recipes to make for your family, check out this Pinterest Board for tons of ideas of meals you can make!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® and Barilla®. The opinions and text are all mine.