Chicken Pasta Bake

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If you are someone who can eat anything that tastes remotely like Buffalo chicken, then this Chicken Pasta Bake recipe is the one for you. It’s like killing one dish with two different flavors at the same time. Who would reject Buffalo chicken flavor in a pasta bake? Everyone in the family is going to love this pasta recipe. Easy dinner ideas have never been better this convenient. This recipe comes together in no time and tastes delicious with all the classic flavors of cheese and chicken cooked together in the special Buffalo chicken flavor. There is enough protein from the chicken and dairy used in this recipe. This recipe is also a great one to feed a large crowd as well because it tastes like home and with ingredients that don't cost a bomb. Pair this recipe with a bowl of salad or garlic bread, and you've got yourself a luxurious meal. How often does one come across quick recipes that are not only easy on the budget but also happen to be a huge crowd pleaser?

When working with chicken, it's important to practice safety methods of handling meat to prevent cross contamination. By handling meat the safe way, you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. The only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and surroundings is through proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use to prevent salmonella. Types of meat like chicken, pork, and seafood have to be cooked thoroughly to the right temperature and avoid consuming it at all cost even if it is slightly raw. Otherwise, it can result in food poisoning. If possible, try to use separate cutting boards for meat and produce as a means of hygiene and safety food handling.

In this recipe, you can use whole wheat, quinoa, spelt or gluten free pasta to keep the calorie count lower. You can use chicken breast as well since it is higher in protein and lower in fat content but make sure not to dry out meat. The trick to cooking chicken breast perfectly for any recipe is to cook it on the lowest heat setting for ten minutes straight with a lid covered on top. This method will slow cook the chicken retaining all the juices and moisture without drying it or ruining the flavor. If you prefer this recipe meatless, you can skip the meat and use all veggies.

Thank you to Jocelyn at the ‘Inside Bru Crew Life' food blog for sharing this delicious Chicken Pasta Bake recipe with us. For more easy dinner ideas and quick recipes do check out Jocelyn's blog. Chicken casserole recipes are not only delicious but are also one of the quick recipes you can prepare for your family. This chicken pasta recipe is a great meal choice that has a fantastic creamy and cheesy texture to it. Make this savory pasta recipe for your family today!

Nutrition Facts for: Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake From Inside Brew Crew
Ingredients: Penne pasta, cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, cooked chicken, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 474, Calories from Fat 253, Total Fat 28.1g 43%, Saturated Fat 16.8g 84%, Cholesterol 145mg 48%, Sodium 892mg 37%, Potassium 255mg 7%, Carbohydrates 24.0g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 1.2g, Protein 30.5g, Vitamin A 26%, Vitamin C 18%, Calcium 32%, Iron 14%

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