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Oven-baked Pasta With Chicken

Oven-baked pasta with chicken is a classic and comforting dish that has long been a favorite. It is typically made up of cooked pasta with seasoned and shredded chicken, a tomato-based pasta sauce, and melted cheese. After that, bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
This recipe calls for penne or ziti pasta, both of which are tube-shaped and hold the sauce and chicken well. The chicken is cooked ahead of time and shredded before being combined with the pasta and sauce. Any tomato-based pasta sauce, such as marinara or Alfredo, can be used as the sauce. After that, the pasta and chicken mixture is poured into a 9×13 baking dish and topped with shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese. After that, bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
The finished dish is topped with chopped fresh basil and served hot from the oven. It's a filling and satisfying dish that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake for a quick and easy meal. It's easily adaptable, and you can add your favorite ingredients to make it your own.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Main Food Recipes, Pasta Recipes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 800 kcal


  • 1 pound of pasta (penne or ziti work well)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions until it is al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, season the cooked and shredded chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked pasta, shredded chicken, pasta sauce, and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour the pasta mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Top the pasta with the remaining mozzarella cheese and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
  • Once out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil before serving.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    The pasta was perfectly cooked and held up well in the oven, without getting too soft or mushy. The chicken was tender and moist, and the seasoning was just right. The tomato-based sauce was well-balanced and added a nice tangy flavor to the dish.

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