Spiraling strands of spaghetti creates a deep dish style crust that holds breaded chicken, marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. This seven ingredient main dish pie comes together quickly and easily thanks to a clever shortcut. 35 minutes later – the majority of that time is baking time! – and dinner is served. If you can boil water, you can make this recipe!
I’ve mentioned it before, but making food for others is something I truly love to do. Having a baby? It’s my favorite gift to give. Have a family member in the hospital? I’ll be bringing you dinner. Life a bit chaotic? Dessert is on the way! I even volunteered to chair my children’s school’s teacher appreciation committee again this year as the main role is to organize food to be brought in for their amazing teachers during the three parent/teacher conference times throughout the year. Something tell’s me the teacher’s would give me an A+ if my Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Pie was present on the buffet table.
What’s normally served alongside Chicken Parmesan? Spaghetti! So why not combine the two into one hearty and comforting main dish?
Spiraling strands of spaghetti creates a deep dish style crust that holds breaded chicken, marinara sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. This seven ingredient main dish pie comes together easily thanks to using Perdue Breaded Popcorn Chicken. This shortcut is a total timesaver compared to breading and cooking chicken yourself. 35 minutes later – the majority of that time is baking time! – and dinner is served. If you can boil water, you can make this recipe!
To me, the easiest way to share a meal with someone is to simply double whatever recipe I’m making so that I end up with two meals. One for our family and one for the intended recipient. The same amount of work to create two meals? You simply can’t go wrong. Full bellies all around. This recipe definitely fits the bill as no extra work is needed to create an extra pie. In fact, it’s almost easier to create two pies instead of one as you won’t have packages of leftover ingredients. A total pet peeve of mine as leftover ingredients without an intended use often leads to waste.
In fact, I made two of these pies for our family alone the last time I made it as it reheats beautifully. Simply cover a prepared and cookie pie with foil and refrigerate. When ready to reheat, place it in a 350 degree oven until heated through. Couldn’t be easier!
- 7 ounces spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1-1/4 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
- 14 ounces marinara sauce
- 13 ounces Perdue Breaded Popcorn Chicken, baked according to package directionsf
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook spaghetti al dente according to package directions and drain. Return pasta to pan and stir in butter, eggs and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
- In a greased 9" pie plate, press spaghetti mixture across bottom and up sides to form a crust.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup mozzarella cheese into center of pie crust and cover with marinara sauce.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Arrange chicken into a single layer in marinara sauce and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken is warmed through.
- Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired prior to serving.
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