Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Chicken Alfredo Casserole
This is my oldest son's favorite casserole. He asked me if I would consider putting it on the blog. He is my 8 year old blog critic. He gives me his honest opinion about my posts. Oh, how I love my son!!
Start with boiling your pasta according to the package directions.
While your pasta is cooking........
I work on my chicken. I use Ziploc Steamers. This method of cooking chicken is so easy and takes no time at all.
I put approximately 4-5 frozen boneless skinless chicken thighs in a bag. Put the bag into the microwave and cook for approximately 7 minutes. (follow the directions on the Ziploc wrapper) The chicken is so tender and moist.
When you pull the bag out of the microwave you will see a considerable amount of broth in the bottom of the baggie. Reserve this juice for later.
I gently pour the chicken broth into a measuring cup.
Shred chicken or cut chicken in chunks. We cut our chicken in chunks because we love a good hunk of meat.
In a medium size bowl, combine pasta, Alfredo sauce, chicken, chicken broth and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. (sometimes, I just use the same saucepan that I boil my noodles) Less Dishes...YES MA'AM!!!
Grease a 8x11 glass dish. Pour chicken mixture into dish. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes. Casserole will be bubbling throughout.
After baking for 30-35 minutes, you can put it under the broiler to brown the cheese. Keep a good eye on it. It will brown quickly.
It is hard to get good photographs of an all white casserole. I am still working on the lighting in my kitchen and praying about a new camera. Y'all please be praying for me too. (smile)
Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Recipe from Kristi's Dishes
2 cups dry pasta/ shells or elbow macaroni preferred
1 jar Alfredo sauce
1-2 C of cooked chicken/ shredded or chunked up **
1/2 C chicken broth
5 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese (one 8 oz. bag)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350.
Prepare your pasta, according to package directions.
In medium bowl, combine pasta, Alfredo sauce, cooked chicken, chicken broth, shredded Parmesan cheese. Mix well.
Grease 8 x 11 baking dish.
Pour chicken mixture into baking dish.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes. It will bubble throughout the casserole.
Put under your oven's broiler...don't take your eyes off it. The cheese will brown quickly.
**you can use any chicken of your choice: boiled chicken thighs or chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken **
Posted by Kristi at 7:07 PM