By: Jessica DiRamio
I am not a good cook, but on occasion I knock one out of the park. Last night I definitely had a home run! Three kids went for more and I even caught my husband licking his bowl! My concoction was entirely based on my favorite meal to order at a restaurant: chicken, ziti, and broccoli! I’ve never tried to make it at home because, quite honestly, I didn’t think I could. Encouraged by the hubs to try it, I did and WOWZA! It came out great! Below is a picture of what I hoped my dish would look like. It definitely resembled it!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 package of raw chicken tenders
- 1 bag of broccoli florets
- 1 jar of alfredo sauce
- 1 box of ziti
- Onion Powder
Cut up the raw chicken into smaller than bite size pieces; get rid of any fat, etc. This is the grossest thing I have ever done but I’m pretty proud of myself for getting through it with just a few gags. So gross… Flavor the chicken with dashes (or maybe a little more), of salt, peper, paprika and onion powder. I think the paprika is what made this dish outstanding.
While the ziti is boiling, cook the chicken pieces in a small amount of vegetable oil until desired “doneness” is achieved. I like my chicken browned, but my girls prefer it a little softer. Steam the broccoli and warm the alfredo sauce in a separate sauce pan. I added a bit of water to the sauce make it a little thinner.
After all components are cooked, combine and enjoy!
My family loved the dish so much that we plan to have it again later this week! Home run!