Last Friday for “Italian Night” my bestie Christy cooked an amazing Baked Chicken Ziti. Even with my Dad's Mississippi Spaghetti there, I still ate more of the Ziti than anything else. It was a noodly, cheesy delight!
1 pound chicken breasts cubed small
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 jar of alfredo sauce
1 1/2 c small curd cottage cheese
2 large eggs
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cups mozarella cheese
4 cups of ziti (measure uncooked)
salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano to taste
Coat a large baking dish with plenty of cooking spray. Saute chicken with spices. Mix in spaghetti and alfredo sauces and simmer on low for an hour to get chicken well flavored. In a separate bowl mix cottage cheese, eggs, parmesan cheese, garlic, and oregano. Boil and drain pasta. Layer pasta, cheese mixture, chicken mixture, and mozarella cheese. Finish with any leftover mozarella on top. Bake uncovered for one hour at 350*. Then Broil for 5 minutes to golden the top.
Everyone at the dinner loved this meal – we polished off over half even with two complete other dishes there. It was a huge hit even with the kiddos as young as 2 years old since it was easy (and I am sure fun!) to eat with her fingers.