Baked chicken ziti is a simple and delicious 30-minute meal your family will love! Made quickly with rotisserie chicken, jarred marinara sauce, with the added flavors of sauteed garlic and fresh basil. Gluten-Free.
⭐️Preheat the oven and boil the pasta. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Boil the pasta, cutting the box cooking instruction time in half. We cooked the Bonza pasta for 4 minutes. Drain and add back to the saucepan.
8 ounces gluten-free ziti
⭐️Saute the onions and garlic. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the chicken, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir together.
1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 medium onion, diced, 2 large cloves garlic, minced, 2 cups rotisserie chicken, diced, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Combinethe pasta mixture. Add the marinara and fresh basil to the pasta. Gently stir. Add to the prepared baking pan.
Layer the casserole. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the pasta. Add the chicken mixture on top of the parmesan cheese. Add the mozzarella cheese.
2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
⭐️Bake. Bake for 15 minutes. Garnish with additional fresh basil. Serve hot.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven until hot. If reheating in the oven, cover with foil to prevent the top from becoming too crispy.
Baked ziti is a complete meal in itself but could also be served with Gluten Free Dinner Rolls or a side salad for a larger spread of options.
This recipe was created with rotisserie chicken for ease, but it can be swapped with chicken thighs, chicken breasts, tenderloins or even canned chicken if preferred.
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