Monday, September 24, 2012

What's Cookin?

Ok so I made alfredo shells, chicken, broccoli, and cheese for dinner tonight...I found the recipe through none other than...pinterest. :) I had several requests for it when I posted the pic on instagram so here it is! I'm not going to lie I was expecting more out of this dish. It wasn't quite as flavorful as I was expecting and I even added extra cheddar cheese to the top before baking. It definitely needed to be even more cheesy...

1 Pound of box shell pasta
1 1/2-2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts
1 (14 ounce) bag frozen broccoli florets
1 (16 ounce) jar alfredo sauce
1 (8 ounce) block of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
salt, pepper, and olive oil for roasting chicken
lemon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts then season them well with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Let the chicken cool until you can safely handle it, then shred it  and set it aside.
2. Put a large pot of salted water (at least a gallon) to boil. Once it’s come to a rolling boil pour the pasta into the pot, stir occasionally to prevent sticking and to ensure even cooking. Once it’s finished, drain pasta and set aside.
3. Steam the broccoli in the microwave by dumping the bag in a microwave safe container. Add a little water then cover tightly with plastic wrap – don’t forget to poke a few holes to let steam out. I cooked mine for 4 minutes – they don’t have to be completely cooked through.
4. Get a large bowl out add pasta, shredded chicken, cheese, broccoli and alfredo sauce, then season well with lemon pepper. Spray a 13×9 baking dish with Pam and pour the pasta mixture then sprinkle the top with more cheese. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes, or if you like your cheese to brown and bubbly, you can place it under the broiler for a few minutes instead. Enjoy!
I found the blog Mom Makes through pinterest, and she has tons of yummy looking recipes to look through! I'll have to try some of her other recipes very soon! 

1 comment:

  1. I love finding recipes through Pinterest! This one looks pretty awesome, but then you can't really go wrong with anything that includes cheese. ;)


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