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
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
-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.
-Sprinkle with your grated mozzeralla, cheddar etc.
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