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CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

At our home, everyone gets to choose a meal each week and since my daughter had her wisdom teeth removed, she chose this soft food choice. Chicken Alfredo Pasta is perfect comfort food when you aren’t feeling that well. Everyone loved it and the whole casserole dish disappeared quickly!

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What Is Alfredo?

Alfredo is a creamy sauce made from butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Alfredo is best made and eaten straight away. You can use Alfredo for coating broccoli or, most famously, fettuccine. Here, we’re partnering it with pasta and golden crispy chicken breast for a dinner that can make even the most regular Thursday night feel special.

Just bake up a couple of chicken breasts, use any shape pasta you like, and make a cheesy yummy casserole! Serve with a delicious green salad!

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Serving Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo is so rich and delicious, just serve it with broccoli or a light salad on the side. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools, be sure to have those sides ready before building the sauce. Remember that you can use this same basic sauce recipe to coat other pasta, proteins, or vegetables.

More Alfredo Recipes:

Alfredo Chicken Lasagna Rollups

20-Minute Baked Pasta Alfredo with Sausage

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo & Video

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CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA
Yield: 12

CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Chicken Alfredo Pasta is the perfect comfort food. Everyone loved it and the whole casserole dish disappeared quickly!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ziti (or any pasta shape)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1 batch alfredo sauce (see below)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
  • (optional toppings: additional shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley)
  • Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%)
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well-salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and alfredo sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.

Pour half of the pasta into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of cheese. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden. Remove and serve immediately, sprinkled with additional toppings if desired.

To Make The Alfredo Sauce:

Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.

Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until the cheese melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 226Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 47mgSodium 486mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 14g

 

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Chicken Alfredo Pasta is the perfect comfort food. Everyone loved it and the whole casserole dish disappeared quickly! via @Mooreorlesscook

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DavetteB

Monday 29th of February 2016

Bookmarking for the Alfredo Sauce Recipe - now I can have it any time, not just waiting for a sale.

nettiemoore11

Monday 29th of February 2016

Thank you! Enjoy Davette! Nettie

nettiemoore11

Thursday 13th of November 2014

Thank you Seana! You will all love it! Nettie

Seana Turner

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Oh my daughter is going to love this recipe! Thank you for posting the recipe for the alfredo sauce. I would so rather make my own than buy a jar of the stuff... just seems more healthy to me. YUM!!!

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