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Baked Chicken Alfredo

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe is quick and easy and any novice cook can do it. It was made for the little ones who always wanted to order out at Pizza Hut® or Olive Garden®. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. This recipe can also be eaten without being baked but the kids love that it resembles baked casseroles found in restaurants."
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Ingredients

1 h 8 m servings 449
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic; saute until golden, about 30 seconds. Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Add milk; stir until there are no lumps. Lower heat to medium. Add 3/4 of the Parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and garlic powder on both sides. Cook chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 6 minutes per side. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch cubes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Butter bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Cover bottom with a layer of pasta. Place half of the chicken cubes on top. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the chicken. Repeat layering pasta, chicken, and sauce. Sprinkle top with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until sauce is bubbly, about 15 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and bake until cheese is golden, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 449 calories; 24.9 36.7 20.7 81 658 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very simple and good. I tripled the batch for a church event. Because I prepared the 3 pans the night before, I did add about 2 cups extra milk to the tripled sauce recipe before assembling, t...

Most helpful critical review

Kind of dry. Not very exciting.

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Very simple and good. I tripled the batch for a church event. Because I prepared the 3 pans the night before, I did add about 2 cups extra milk to the tripled sauce recipe before assembling, t...

Everyone loved it! A keeper for sure. BTW, instead of cooking my own chicken breast, to make things faster, I used the precooked grilled chicken breast strips in the freezer section (thawed fi...

Absolutely delicious! added cooked cauliflower, broccoli and peas to it.

This is now my "go to" dish for sports team dinners, pot lucks, teacher appreciation lunches and for a quick comfort food dinner. Definitely NOT on the super food healthy list, but it is a crow...

Much better than I expected, although definitely aimed at children since very little seasoning. To make a bit more adult, suggest adding some red pepper flake and mixing the parmesan with asiag...

We didnt have an oven, but we were able to make it on the cook, turned out great!

Absolutely delicious! We used just over half the amount of noodles since we like our pasta saucy.

Easy and EXCELLENT !!

My recipe turned out a bit on the dry side. Next time, I would use 12 - 14 oz pasta and 3-4 large chicken breasts, and make the same amount of sauce. This recipe had nice flavor and made a large...