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You will need:

* 1 to 1 ½ lb. uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast halves* (4 to 6 pieces)

2 tbsp. Butter or margarine, cut up

2 ¼ cups HOT water

 

Oven directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. Mix seasoning, hot water, butter and pasta in 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Place uncooked chicken on top of pasta.
  3. Pour baking sauce over chicken and pasta.
  4. Cover tightly with foil.
  5. Bake 20 minutes** in a 400 degree oven.
  6. Stir pasta around edge of dish.
  7. Sprinkle crumb topping over chicken.
  8. Bake uncovered, 10 minutes before serving or until chicken is cooked through. Stir pasta before serving.

 

Microwave directions: (For best results, use 4 chicken breast halves) Microwave ovens vary in rate of heating. Times shown are approximate.

  1. Mix seasoning, hot water, butter, and pasta in 2 ½ to 3-quart microwavable casserole.
  2. Place chicken on top of pasta in single layer.
  3. Pour baking sauce over chicken and pasta. Cover.
  4. Microwave covered, on HIGH 7 minutes** . Stir pasta.
  5. Microwave uncovered, on HIGH 14 to 16 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes in microwave oven.
  7. CAREFUL, dish will be hot. Remove from microwave with potholders.
  8. Sprinkle crumb topping over chicken. Stir pasta before serving.

 

Skillet directions: (For best results, use 4 chicken breast halves)

  1. Mix seasoning, hot water, butter, and pasta in large skillet.
  2. Place chicken on top of pasta.
  3. Pour baking sauce over chicken and pasta.
  4. Heat to a boil. Cover.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Simmer covered, 20 minutes** or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Stir pasta around edge of skillet.
  7. Sprinkle crumb topping over chicken.
  8. Simmer uncovered, 5 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir pasta before serving.

 *Frozen chicken breasts should be completely thawed before use. ** Large or thick chicken breast halves may require additional baking time. (Meat temperature should reach 160 degrees.)