Johnny’s Chicken Casserole



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  • 00:25Prep Time
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Johnnys Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. preferred oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, sliced
  • Johnny’s Chicken & Pork Seasoning
  • Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  • 3-4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup reserved cooked pasta water (or more)

Directions:

  1. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant. Add sliced chicken breasts (generously seasoned on both sides with Johnny’s Chicken & Pork Seasoning) and cook on high heat for 1 minute on each side. Remove from heat.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. When pasta is about half done, add the broccoli florets. Continue cooking both pasta and broccoli for about 5 more minutes, until pasta is al dente. Reserve some cooked pasta water.
  3. Add tomato slices to the skillet with chicken. Add half and half and cheese to the skillet, too, and bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Reduce to simmer and cook, constantly stirring, until all cheese melts and creamy sauce forms.
  5. Add cooked pasta and broccoli to the skillet with the creamy sauce, and stir to combine. Add 1 tablespoon of basil, at least 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and stir to combine.
  6. Add about 1/2 cup reserved cooked pasta water because the creamy sauce will be too thick (do not add all water at once – you might need less or more of it). This will water down the thickness of the cheese sauce and make it creamier.
  7. Season the pasta with Johnny’s Seasoning Salt, more basil, and more red pepper flakes, to taste, if needed. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes for flavors to combine.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!