Prep time: 15 min | Cook: 45 min | Total: 1 hr | Servings: 6 | Yield: 6 servings
What a very satisfying meal! If you love chicken, pasta, and cheese, this is the perfect dish for you. The flavors that this dish have are so legit and delicious! Not bad for a one-pan-meal! You will never have a boring meal for dinner ever again. Try this and taste for yourself. Be very generous with the cheese. It will make your dish extra creamy. Enjoy!
3 eaches skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 8 oz package penne pasta
½ 16 oz jar Alfredo sauce
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
HOW TO MAKE CHEESY CHICKEN ALFREDO CASSEROLE
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.
Step 2: Put the chicken in a pot and pour enough water to cover the chicken. Allow it to boil over high heat, when boiling, adjust the heat and just simmer for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the middle and the juice is clear.
Step 3: Meanwhile, bring a pot of finely salted water into a boil. When boiling and hot, add in the penne to cook for about 11 minutes, hardly stirring until tender. Then, drain once tender to the bite.
Step 4: When the chicken is cooked, drain, and slice into bite-sized pieces.
Step 5: In a large bowl, add the chicken, noodles, Alfredo sauce, half of the mozzarella cheese, milk, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.
Step 6: Transfer the chicken-noodles mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella cheese and cheddar over the top.
Step 7: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until melted and bubbly.
1. You can prepare the Alfredo sauce 2 days beforehand. Or use a high-quality refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce from the grocery store.
2. For the pasta, you can either use rigatoni, fusilli, farfalle, or any medium pasta you prefer.
Per Serving: 467.5 calories; 86.2 mg cholesterol; 693.4 mg sodium; 30.8 g protein; 32.4 g carbohydrates