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Chicken Parmesan Rotini

You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this delicious skillet of Chicken Parmesan Rotini.

Chicken Parmesan Rotini - you don't have to be Italian to enjoy this quick & delicious meal from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, start a pot of water to cook 12 ounces of rotini according to package directions to just al dente. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Meanwhile, cut 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces.

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Sprinkle the diced chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and ground black pepper. Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken and cook until opaque and slightly golden.

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While the chicken is cooking, pour a 28 ounce can of whole stewed tomatoes into your food processor. Give the tomatoes several pulses.

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Add in 6 cloves of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon each of basil, oregano and marjoram, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, ground black pepper & sugar. Plus the mixture again until it is smooth.

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Pour the sauce into the skillet with the chicken.

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Bring it to a gentle boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.

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While the sauce simmers, shred 3 ounces of mozzarella cheese.

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When the sauce is done simmering, stir in 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until it is melted in.

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Add in your cooked & drained rotini and stir it together.

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Sprinkle the mozzarella on top, along with an additional 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan. Bake this uncovered for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top and just beginning to turn golden on the edges.

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Let it rest for 5 minutes, and serve.

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Enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan Rotini from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Chicken Parmesan Rotini

Chicken Parmesan Rotini

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this delicious skillet of Chicken Parmesan Rotini.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions for al dente
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 3/4 tsp black ground pepper, divided
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 can (28 oz) stewed whole tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 3 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 c + 2 Tb grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. To begin, start a pot of water to cook the rotini according to package directions to just al dente. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Sprinkle the diced chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a large, oven safe skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken and cook until opaque and slightly golden.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, pour the tomatoes into your food processor. Give the tomatoes several pulses.
  6. Add in the garlic, basil, oregano, marjoram, cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, ground black pepper & sugar. Plus the mixture again until it is smooth.
  7. Pour the sauce into the skillet with the chicken.
  8. Bring it to a gentle boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  9. While the sauce simmers, shred the mozzarella cheese.
  10. When the sauce is done simmering, stir in 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until it is melted in.
  11. Add in your cooked & drained rotini and stir it together.
  12. Sprinkle the mozzarella on top, along with the remaining 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan. Bake this uncovered for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top and just beginning to turn golden on the edges.
  13. Let it rest for 5 minutes, and serve.
    Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 334mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 15g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

4 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan Rotini”

  1. That looks very good. Never used coconut oil to cook with. Is there a difference in taste from olive oil? If so, what?

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