Oven Baked Chicken with Melted Mozzarella and Garlic Butter Pasta

Oven Baked Chicken with Melted Mozzarella and Garlic Butter Pasta

Pair whole-wheat pasta with oven baked chicken topped with melted mozzarella for a delicious dinner everyone will enjoy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 579kcal

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • 6 skinless chicken breasts about 1½ pounds
  • cup whole wheat flour
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced

For Pasta

  • 16 ounces whole-wheat pasta
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea salt

Instructions

For Chicken

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken breasts. Dredge chicken in flour. Place in a greased baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and top with sliced mozzarella. Bake an additional 10 minutes.

For Pasta

  • While chicken is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley, basil and salt. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta, reserving some of the pasta water. Add pasta to butter sauce and toss well. Add a few tablespoons of pasta water as needed to extend the sauce. Serve with chicken.