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Chicken Cheesesteak Baked Ziti

A gooey cheesy baked pasta dish with all of the flavors of a cheesesteak!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 680kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 8 oz dry ziti or rigatoni pasta

Peppers and Onions

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Provolone Sauce

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Boil the pasta as per the directions on the pack, drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the onion, peppers, salt, pepper and red wine vinegar.
  • Cook until the veggies become soft and golden brown. Transfer to the bowl with the pasta.
  • In the same pan heat the olive oil and add the sliced chicken.
  • Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until no longer pink in the center.
  • Transfer the chicken to the bowl with pasta and the veggies.
  • In a large pan melt the butter and add the flour. Whisk for a few minutes until well mixed.
  • Gradually add the milk whisking constantly to prevent lumps and the sauce becomes smooth.
  • Add the shredded provolone and simmer for 3-4 minutes whisking at times.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Pour the sauce into the bowl with the pasta, veggies, and chicken.
  • Toss well so that all the filling is coated with the sauce.
  • Spray a 13x9 inch pan with non-stick spray and transfer the mixture to the pan.
  • Add the provolone slices over the top and bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes and the cheese is golden brown.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve at once.

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 2655mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2860IU | Vitamin C: 80.4mg | Calcium: 868mg | Iron: 1.8mg