This is a recipe I came up with that uses all of my favorite ingredients and is very beautiful served on a platter.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.

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  • Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish, and coat with the garlic. Bake 25 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear. Cool and chop.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the rigatoni in the pot, cook 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  • Place bacon in a skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the zucchini and yellow squash until tender and lightly browned.

  • In a small bowl, mix the Alfredo sauce and milk. Serve chicken over the cooked pasta. Pour Alfredo sauce over the chicken. Top with zucchini and squash. Sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, Parmesan cheese, and almonds.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; 23 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 721 mg sodium. 35.6 g carbohydrates; 22.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
What an amazing mixture of ingredients. I did not have sun dried tomatoes but I used all of the other ingredients. I could really taste everything and it blended very well together. I felt like baking the chicken was not necessary and would heat up the house. So I cooked it on the stove top. I cooked the bacon first then I used the bacon grease to cook the chicken (depending on how fatty your bacon is you might want to drain some of it off). Then while I chopped the chicken into small bite size pieces I cooked the zucchini and squash in the same pan. After cut I put the chicken back in the pan. Once everything was cooked how I liked it then I sprinkled evenly the parm cheese nuts and bacon on top but did not stir in. It gives it a very pretty presentation. I coated the pasta with the Alfredo Sauce. I would put it on the plate and put the chicken mixture on top. I rarely ever give something 5 stars mostly because I ignore those reviews and look at the 2-4s however this was too good to give a 4. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2005
Okay to be fair maybe I just didn't like the brand of alfredo sauce I used but I didn't like this recipe at all. I love all of the ingredients but didn't think the flavors blended well. Plus I had to dirty alot of different pans. Won't make it again. Read More
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167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
What an amazing mixture of ingredients. I did not have sun dried tomatoes but I used all of the other ingredients. I could really taste everything and it blended very well together. I felt like baking the chicken was not necessary and would heat up the house. So I cooked it on the stove top. I cooked the bacon first then I used the bacon grease to cook the chicken (depending on how fatty your bacon is you might want to drain some of it off). Then while I chopped the chicken into small bite size pieces I cooked the zucchini and squash in the same pan. After cut I put the chicken back in the pan. Once everything was cooked how I liked it then I sprinkled evenly the parm cheese nuts and bacon on top but did not stir in. It gives it a very pretty presentation. I coated the pasta with the Alfredo Sauce. I would put it on the plate and put the chicken mixture on top. I rarely ever give something 5 stars mostly because I ignore those reviews and look at the 2-4s however this was too good to give a 4. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
What an amazing mixture of ingredients. I did not have sun dried tomatoes but I used all of the other ingredients. I could really taste everything and it blended very well together. I felt like baking the chicken was not necessary and would heat up the house. So I cooked it on the stove top. I cooked the bacon first then I used the bacon grease to cook the chicken (depending on how fatty your bacon is you might want to drain some of it off). Then while I chopped the chicken into small bite size pieces I cooked the zucchini and squash in the same pan. After cut I put the chicken back in the pan. Once everything was cooked how I liked it then I sprinkled evenly the parm cheese nuts and bacon on top but did not stir in. It gives it a very pretty presentation. I coated the pasta with the Alfredo Sauce. I would put it on the plate and put the chicken mixture on top. I rarely ever give something 5 stars mostly because I ignore those reviews and look at the 2-4s however this was too good to give a 4. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
This was excellent! We have an abundance of summer squash from the garden and are getting a little tired of it so decided to try this for a little variety. I sauted the chopped garlic in oil for just a minute or two before adding the cubed the chicken and squashes. Just before all were done I added about 1/2 cup slice mushrooms and the diced sun-dried tomatoes. I then tossed in the cooked hot pasta and the Alfredo sauce with milk along with 1/4 cup real bacon bits (instead of cooking and crumbling bacon) and heated everything through. I omitted the almonds and I added the Parmesan at the table because some don't like it. We loved this and with the changes I didn't dirty all the dishes in the kitchen. We'll definitely make again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
Yum.To do a true review I used all ingredients.I did throw in the zucchini while the chicken cooked on the stove top so that it would not be mushy just tender.While the chicken was still partially frozen I cubed it. I must admit that this recipe rocks.Even the non zucchini eater in the family gobbled it up.Full of flavor great way to get zucchin into the little ones diet.Thanks again for the yummy recipe.Also would have been fine w/o almonds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2008
Great dish! I followed another reviewer suggestion and sauteed the chicken with the zucchini and squash which was much easier than baking. Didn't add any bacon and it still tasted great! Also I think the almonds are a wonderful addition. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it so much without the almonds so don't skip them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
I made this tonight with the "Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce" recipe from this site -- I don't care for the jarred stuff and find this one super easy. This recipe was great! Fab way to use up my football sized zucchini. The only thing I did differently was using fresh tomatoes (got those coming out my ears) and omitting almonds. Thanks for a nice twist! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2008
A very good recipe. I added three bell peppers and used 12oz Roasted Pepper Alfredo. I think a little more sauce would have been great but I love sauce. I thought it was quick and easy with minimal clean-up (two pots). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
I'm not surprised we liked this so much...it has several of our favorite ingredients! I actually used turkey because the chicken selection at the store didn't look too good. I used an alfredo sauce with roasted red peppers and added a lot of black pepper to it--delicious. I used garlic-parmesan flavored almond slivers. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome. And it made terrific leftovers! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
Delicious! Hands down one of the best things I've made this summer. Didn't change anything. Used All Recipes "Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce" and together is was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2005
My husband loved this and even ate the veggies which he normally doesn't like. It didn't fool my 2 year old though. He still picked them out. I adjusted this for 9 servings because it just didn't seem like it would make the 6 servings. I was right. We had enough for 6 for dinner and leftovers for lunch for 2 with it adjusted to 9 servings. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2005
Okay to be fair maybe I just didn't like the brand of alfredo sauce I used but I didn't like this recipe at all. I love all of the ingredients but didn't think the flavors blended well. Plus I had to dirty alot of different pans. Won't make it again. Read More
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