Wednesday, October 7, 2009

aunt lisa's quick chicken & broccoli pasta...

when i asked my aunt lisa where she got this recipe & if i could get a copy she replies, "of course, it's just Olive Gardens Alfredo sauce with chicken & broccoli added."  at first i thought she just went & bought sauce & added the rest.  but then knowing my aunt lisa, she makes her homemade rolls to use as the wrap for pigs in a blanket, i knew that couldn't be right.  she told me that if you ask Olive Garden will give out there recipes!?!  i haven't tried it yet, but wouldn't that be awesome.  i have always said that there are different types of people as well as different types of situations!  the people who are going to make it & the people who would just prefer to buy it.  & the times where you want to cook & the times you don't want to have to mess up the kitchen.  i think Olive Garden is genius if they really do give out there recipes!!!!!  any-wooo... i hope you enjoy this quick & easy, tasty one from my aunt lisa & Olive Garden to you:)

chicken & broccoli alfredoedt
{aunt lisa's chicken & broccoli pasta}

2- 8oz. packages cream cheese, cubed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the kind in the green bottle)
2 sticks butter
1 can evaporated milk
2 chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
2-3 cups fresh broccoli, steamed
16 oz. pasta of your choice, cooked & drained

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine cream cheese, parmesan, butter & milk stirring constantly until smooth.  You might have to whisk it when it all melts.  
Once sauce is finished place pasta onto large serving dish, pour sauce over pasta & top with cooked chicken & broccoli.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe last night and did not like the taste of the evaporated milk in the sauce. It would have been great with 1/2 and 1/2 or whipping cream, but not canned milk. Also, that is not the alfredo sauce recipe from Olive Garden. Yes, the actual recipe IS on the Olive Garden website.