Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Baked Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta

Recently i got a pasta sample from Del Monte. I have experimented many pasta dishes and published some recipes in my blog. But this time, I really wanted to try something different which i have never tried before and it should be simple with easy available ingredients. So here comes Baked Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta.  The star ingredient of this recipe is Del Monte "Penne Rigate". I decided the dish should be rich, creamy and cheesy. Hence I chose to make Alfredo sauce, which is so creamy and yummy. The combination of pasta, stir fried chicken and veggies with Alfredo sauce is absolutely luscious. We enjoyed it lot. So, please try this recipe and share your feedback. I would love to read that. Without taking so much time, I am gonna share this recipe now. Read on for the detailed recipe. Thanks.

Origin of the Dish : Italy
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 35 to 45 minutes
Level : Easy
Method of cooking : Stove top and Oven method
Equipment: Skillet, pot, spatula, glass baking dish
Servings : 5 Adults

Ingredients :

For boiling pasta:
Del Monte Penne Rigate - 2 cups
Water - 4 cups
olive oil -1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

For Stir fry:
Chicken boneless and cut into cubes - 250 gm
Vegetables - 1 1/2 cups ( I used Zucchini, carrots, peas, corn, mushroom )
olive oil - 2 tbsp
Salt and pepper for seasoning

For making Alfredo sauce:
Butter, room temperature - 1/4 cup
Heavy cream - 1 cup
Parmesan cheese, shredded - 1 cup
Garlic clove, crushed  - 1
Fresh Parsley, chopped - 1/4 cup

For Topping:
Mozzeralla cheese, shredded - 1 cup 

Method for making Baked Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta

Step 1: Making Boiled pasta

In a large pan of water, cook 2 cups of uncooked penne pasta with olive and salt for 9 to 11 minutes.

Once it cooked, drain the water with colander and set the pasta aside.

Step 2: Making Stir fry:

In a large Skillet or pan, heat a tbsp of olive oil and add the uncooked chicken , season them with some salt and pepper.

Saute it for few minutes until it cooked well and there is no pink raw meat in the center of chicken chunks. Then transfer the cooked meat into plate and set aside.

In the same skillet, heat a tbsp of oil and add in all vegetables. Season with salt and pepper and saute until it cooked well. Then transfer the stir fried veggies into chicken plate and set aside.

Step 3: Making Alfredo Sauce:

Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium flame. Add in fresh cream and simmer for 5 minutes.

Now add crushed garlic and Parmesan cheese. whisk quickly and continuously until it get thicker. 

Add in fresh parsley leaves and stir well.

Step 4 : Making of Baked Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta

Add cooked pasta, stir fried into Alfredo sauce and mix well until all combined.

Transfer the pasta mixture into glass baking dish and spread mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the pasta.

Bake it for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and turn to slightly golden brown color.

That's all :).. Yummy Baked Chicken Alfredo Penne Pasta is ready is serve.

For a complete meal, I would suggest to serve this with toasted bread, leafy salad and a cup of fresh juice.

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