Oven-Baked Chicken Linguine

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I made this last night – everyone loved it (even our kids). I would like to make this for some friends that are vegetarian and switch out the chicken for broccoli (and add peas) and use vegetable broth. Have you made variations of this? Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

When you bake this pasta casserole, some of the sauce bakes into the pasta, the flavors marry and [!!BAM!!] something wonderful happens. You’ll know what I mean when you try it. Ridiculously good, easy to prepare, kid friendly, reheats well and freezer safe. P.S. you can further simplify this by using rotisserie chicken – You’re welcome ‘ma friends :).

I used rotisserie chicken and I cheated even a lot more. Used dried onion and jar garlic can mushrooms. I know… Yuk to many but I really don’t have but one hour to eat and get to bed a day. (construction)
I also dumped in a whole jar of pimento and used additional parmesan cheese on top. I loved it lol

I love your recipes! I have tried a couple of them already and it comes out really good..I didn’t expect my 20 month old son to eat a good amount of this. Keep up the good recipes 😉

I made this recipe and it was delicous. I agree with one of the reviews about the mushrooms I also used half because my husband is not a fan. Also next time I make it I will use a bigger casserole dish it bubbled over a little bit. Thank you Natasha for another great recipe. Keep on posting I also love your videos it helps a lot.


1 (16 ounce) package linguine
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, diced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups diced tomatoes with juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, onion, and garlic until onion is tender, chicken is no longer pink in the center and chicken juices run clear, 10 to 15 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juice, oregano, basil, and thyme; cook until liquid has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes.
Combine cooked linguine and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese with chicken mixture in a large bowl; toss until Cheddar cheese begins to melt. Transfer mixture to a deep casserole dish; top with remaining Cheddar cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, 20 minutes.