STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella

Waist-Watching Baked Chicken and Shells Marinara

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Here is another satsifying meal when you are craving hearty food but need to count calories. The trick is the high-carbohydrate pasta, which fills you up. Some steamed broccoli on the side and you have a complete, guilt-free meal.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prehet oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Heat oil in medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 3 minutes until cooked through. Remove to a plate.
  4. To skillet, add mushrooms, peppers, onion, and garlic and stir-fry over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  5. Return chicken to skillet. Add tomato sauce, 1 T. parsley, basil, pepper, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce ehat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. Spread about 1 T. sauce in 1-1/2-quart baking dish.
  7. Drain pasta and add half to dish. Sprinkle with 1 T. Parmesan cheese. Top with half of remaining sauce. Repeat layers; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake 10 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1 T. parsley and serve.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a