CREAMY ITALIAN CHICKEN CASSEROLE

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces pasta, (I used elbow macaroni)
  • Oregano, to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to package and keep warm. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Season and cook chicken. Chop chicken into cubes.
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes, or until tender. Stir in chicken, tomatoes and cream. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, let boil for about 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Add cream cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cook while stirring constantly until cheeses are melted. Add pasta, tossing gently to coat.
  • Spoon entire pan into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

What a yummy dinner! I found this recipe on The Messie Kitchen blog and knew right away I was going to make it and I am so glad I did! My family and I loved it! My house smelled so Italiany while it was baking! Nice and creamy throughout and everything tasted wonderful together! I love recipes using cream and tomatoes! They are a marriage made it heaven!

Categories: Italian  Pasta  Poultry 

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