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Baked Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

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You’ll want to make this easy baked chicken broccoli alfredo every week with its saucy parmesan filling and toasted breadcrumb topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, boiled or steamed til tender
  • 1 1/2 cups small pasta (I used spiral but you could also use macaroni, penne, or shells) boiled til tender and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken (see note)
  • Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, half & half, or heavy cream (I prefer half & half but heavy cream will have the richest flavor)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese, divided
  • Topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a casserole or baking dish.
  • Prepare the sauce by first melting the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in flour.
  • Gradually whisk in milk until sauce is smooth and thickened. Stir in cream cheese and 2/3 cup parmesan cheese until melted and incorporated. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Remove from heat.
  • Combine broccoli, chicken, noodles, and sauce in a large bowl and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Make the topping by melting butter in a pan or skillet. Stir in breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning and stir until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Sprinkle over parmesan cheese and chicken broccoli mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until parmesan cheese is melty. Serve warm.
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