Monday, February 15, 2016

Creamy Lemony Chicken Alfredo -



Right?  This was beyond delicious.  So delicious in fact I decided to make a post about this so I can literally recreate it!  I mean it was that good!

This little baby started off with leftovers.   Yes, you heard me right, leftovers.  Remember my Lemon Herb Chicken
Well, I had a little over 2 cups of chicken left along with those amazing juices, and about 2 cups of leftover broccoli.  So, what is a very frugal minded mom to do?  Incorporate it into a delicious casserole and serve it with a smile.  So I did!  Such and easy dish to put together, and it's weeknight friendly, SCORE!




Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
2 Cups of diced chicken (I used all white meat)
2 cups broccoli, cooked
1 jar Ragu - Classic Alfredo

 1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 cup half and half (can use milk)
1 cup reserved pasta water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese 
1 cup grated mozzeralla, cheddar cheese, colby jack etc.  *Whatever you have on hand*
Optional - 1/4 sliced green onions

Directions: 
-Boil your pasta of choice using manufacturer's directions and before draining, reserve 1 cup water.  Set aside.

-Using a 13 X 9 baking dish, spray with baking spray and set aside.  Preheat oven to 350F.

-In a medium mixing bowl, add your alfredo sauce, half & half, pecorino romano cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, your seasonings, and finally the water.  Whisk till all incorporated, taste for seasonings.

 
 -In another mixing bowl, add your diced chicken with all those amazing juices and add your broccoli, mix till evenly distributed.

 -Toss in your pasta, mix well and pour into your baking pan.



 -Pour your alfredo sauce over the chicken & pasta.  Using your spatula move the sides only of the pasta mix to ensure that the alfredo does go all the way to the bottom.  Don't mix, just pull the mixture away from the sides all the way around the pan.

-Sprinkle with your grated mozzeralla, cheddar etc. 



 -Bake for 35 minutes, uncovered.  Remove from oven, let stand for about 10 minutes.  

Scoop out and enjoy!  This is certainly a simple yet delicious revamping of leftovers that the whole family will love!




Till next time

Dishin with Didi

8 comments :

  1. I LOVE adding lemon to my alfredo!!! mmmmmmmm

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    1. Karen my friend, the best compliment ever coming from an amazing "chef" like you!!
      Thank you!! ♥

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  3. I am always looking for new ways to use my leftover chicken. Your Creamy Lemony Chicken Alfredo looks so appealing, Didi

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! It was so easy and good!!

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  4. Totally my type of meal and a great way to use leftovers! Filakia!

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