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Baked Chicken with Pasta Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

4 servings

This easy Italian specialty makes a family-pleasing main course. Shared by Gert Kaiser of Kenosha, Wisconsin, it features delicious seasoned chicken breast halves in a flavorful pasta sauce and comes together in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. Place the bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg, then coat with crumbs. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170° Pour pasta sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake 12-14 minutes longer or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with pasta if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 499 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 49g protein.

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