Fall Recipe- Chicken Broccoli & Ziti
A great fall recipe. You can even freeze it and send it with your college students back to their dorms. They’ll be eating something halfway decent
1 lb box of ziti (no lines)
2 bunches of broccoli (or a large, frozen bag)
2 lbs of chicken tenders (cut into bite-size pieces)
1 qt of heavy cream (or 2 jars of Paul Newman’s Alfredo Sauce)
2 cups of grated romano cheese
3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
black pepper & salt
very large bowl, baking pan
- Boil water for ziti in a large pot
- Boil water for broccoli; add garlic powder
- Add oil to a large frying pan (enough to cover the chicken)
- On a plate, mix flour, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder
- Roll the chicken in the mixture and then fry both sides lightly in the pan
- Mix cooked ziti, broccoli, chicken, Paul Newman’s alfredo sauce, mozzarella, and romano cheese together in a large bowl. Mix well. If you use heavy cream, pour on top after contents are in baking pan.
- Transfer the mix into a baking pan and cover with foil.
- Bake 30 mins, remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.
As an insurance company, we encourage safety in the kitchen tackling any kind of cooking project. Here are some quick tips:
- Don’t leave food cooking unattended. This is the #1 cause of kitchen mishaps.
- Never use water to put out a grease fire; it can splash the grease and spread the fire. Use the lid of a pan or a dry chemical fire extinguisher to safety put out the fire. Note: a fire extinguisher will ruin the food.
- If an oven fire starts, close the oven door and turn it off. Always call the fire department, even if the oven fire seems to have gone out.
- Turn pot and pan handles to the center of the stove. This will prevent accidental spills and is a great young child safety tip.
- Keep napkins, dish towels, etc. away from cooking areas in the kitchen.
- If a fire starts in a microwave, CLOSE THE DOOR and unplug the microwave. The fire will lose oxygen and burn out.
- Cool all burns with cool water. Know the difference between first, second, and third degree burns.
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