Chicken Rigatoni

This Chicken Rigatoni is a time saver during your busy weeknights. When you precook your chicken and rigatoni, you can have this dinner ready in 20 minutes or less! There’s only 6 ingredients needed for this recipe, so it definitely saves you some money and time at the grocery store. If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’ve got to try this one.

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Why Make Chicken Rigatoni

  • Easy dinner idea
  • Can be ready in just 20 minutes
  • Only 6 ingredients
  • Simple ingredients
  • Easy directions
  • Family-friendly
  • Budget-friendly

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken – Boneless, skinless chicken breast

Pantry – Rigatoni noodles, marinara sauce

Cheese – Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese

Produce – Fresh parsley

How to Make Chicken Rigatoni

Start by pre-cooking your chicken breast in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, if you’re using un-cooked chicken breast, or use rotisserie chicken and chop into bite-size pieces.

Then, you’ll cook your rigatoni noodles and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

You’ll then mix your chicken, noodles, marinara sauce, 1 cup of your mozzarella cheese, and all of your parmesan cheese into a large mixing bowl.

Then, spoon everything into your casserole dish, sprinkle some extra mozzarella on top, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Enjoy!

How Can I Save Time Cooking This Recipe?

I like to cook my chicken and noodles ahead of time, then on the day of cooking, it only takes 20 minutes and your meal is done! Also, using rotisserie chicken is a great time saver!

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Chicken Rigatoni

Chicken Rigatoni

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Make Ahead Chicken Rigatoni is a delicious meal that's a time saver for weeknight meals! Precook your chicken and rigatoni and you'll have this recipe ready in just 20 minutes or less!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Rigatoni Noodles, Cooked
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cooked and Chopped
  • 25 oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley, if desired for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-Cook Chicken Breast in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees if using un-cooked chicken breast, or use Rotisserie Chicken. Chop chicken into bite-size pieces.
  2. Cook rigatoni noodles according to package directions if not already cooked.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix cooked and chopped chicken, cooked noodles, marinara sauce, 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese and all the parmesan cheese.
  5. Spoon into a large casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle extra mozzarella (about 1/2 cup) on top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Notes

I like to cook my chicken and noodles ahead of time, then on the day of cooking, it only takes 20 minutes and your meal is done! Also using rotisserie chicken is a great time saver!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1291mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 51g

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