• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 6
Newman's Own Wine Food Pairing Recipe - Bombolina Baked Chicken Over Rigatoni

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 3 cups peeled and diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (1 ½ cups for the pasta, ½ cup for the chicken)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups Newman’s Own® Bombolina Pasta Sauce
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 13 x 9-inch ovenproof dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add the pasta, and quickly bring the water back to a boil. Stir the pasta a few times so it does not stick or clump together. Boil according to the manufacturer’s directions but begin tasting the pasta several minutes before the suggested cooking time has elapsed. It should be tender but offer just a little resistance to your teeth.

  3. Drain the pasta in a colander. Toss it in a bowl with tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add 1 ½ cups of the mozzarella cheese.

  4. Place in the prepared baking dish and set aside.

  5. Heat the oil over high heat in a skillet large enough to hold the chicken in one layer. Brown the breasts on both sides in the hot oil.

  6. Place the chicken breasts on top of the rigatoni in the baking dish. Pour the pasta sauce over the breasts and dot with the butter. Top with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes.

  7. To serve, place a portion of the pasta on each plate. Put a chicken breast on top and scoop some of the pasta sauce on top of it.

  8. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.

Serving

To serve, place a portion of the pasta on each plate. Put a chicken breast on top and scoop some of the pasta sauce on top of it. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.

What’s more satisfying than a hearty pasta dish with chicken and melted mozzarella cheese? This classic dish screams for a classic wine, like Newman’s Own Cabernet Sauvignon with its rich, complex flavors and smooth finish. One little bit of advice: don’t wear a white shirt for this meal!