The Pioneer Woman’s Quick and Easy, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta Recipe

Have you ever had those days where you simply run out of time to make a dinner that involves too much planning and time?  
Today is one of those days for me.

I just want to make something simple yet healthy and easy where I don’t have to think! :)
Rescuing me yet again is the incredible Ree Drummond, otherwise known as, ‘The Pioneer Woman’.
Ree claims that her Chicken Mozzerella Pasta is,
“one of the easiest recipes to make on the planet”…  (perfect!)
I love her attitude and approach to life…
A busy mother of 4 living on a working Ranch, Ree gives hope to busy parents and working women everywhere.
Once I read that this recipe involves ‘ready made spaghetti sauce’ I knew it was something I could handle.
I’m excited to give it a try and I hope it’s one you’ll enjoy as well.

Buongiorno and Cheers to a beautifully ‘easy’ , stress free and healthy dinner!


Chicken Mozzarella Pasta~
Ree – The Pioneer Woman


1 pound Penne Or Rigatoni

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Plus More For Drizzling

2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Small Bite-sized Pieces

Salt And Pepper

1 whole Large Onion, Finely Diced

2 cloves Garlic, Minced

1 jar (25 Ounce) Good Quality Marinara Sauce

½ teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)

½ cups Water

2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley

8 ounces, weight Fresh Mozzarella, Cut Into Medium Cubes

¼ cups Parmesan Shavings

Extra Parmesan, For Serving

12 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)

olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow to cook without stirring for 2 minutes, or until golden. Stir chicken around to brown on all sides. Remove to a plate.


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