Chicken and Pasta Alfredo

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Kids love pasta dishes. This isn’t the typical alfredo sauce recipe most Italian’s use. But, it’s my charges’ favorite dish. To make the recipe even quicker slice pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or use left over cooked chicken instead of cooking chicken breast.

You Will Need:

Box of penne pasta (8 ounces)

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 teaspoons minced onion

1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups cooked chicken breast, sliced

salt, pepper, Italian seasonings to taste

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain. Set pasta aside.

2. While pasta cooks slice chicken breast into slices. Spray a 10-inch skillet with vegetable oil or olive oil cooking spray and over medium-high heat cook the chicken breast until no pink on any slice.

3. In a food processor blend the milk, flour, cottage cheese, garlic powder, onion, seasonings, and Parmesan cheese until smooth.

4. Spray a baking dish with vegetable or olive oil spray. Mix the cooked chicken, pasta, and cheese mixture together and add to the baking dish. I like to sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and seasonings on top of the baking dish. Bake in 350 F degree oven until brown and golden. (About 45 minutes, can take 30-60 minutes so watch until desired golden brown).

References:

Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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