Chicken Penne Broccoli Cheese Casserole

I went to visit my mother and father. My Dad has been living in a nursing home for about a month now. His legs just stopped working. It is hard on my brother, who lives with them, but it had to happen.(I will post more on this at another time) Mom is still at home. So, I made this for her and it was delicious.

I took two chicken breasts and cut them into strips and seasoned them with garlic powder and seasoned salt. I heated up some olive oil and fried them up in batches.

Then I took some chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Like about 1/4 of a cup. Then I poured in a container of light alfredo sauce. I was cooking the pasta at the same time, in the last two minutes I added the broccoli and let them cook together. Back to the alfredo sauce, I spooned in two tablespoons of ricotta cheese and two handfuls of mozzarella cheese. I poured the pasta and broccoli into the sauce and then poured all of that into a casserole bowl and topped with some parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 for about 20 minutes.  (sorry I didn’t take a photo)

OH and they live in Jacksonville Florida. Lots of downed trees and limbs, lost power and cable and internet. The city is getting back to normal, but it was tough.

My heart still goes out to the people on all of the islands that suffered tremendous loss from Irma and then Maria. God help them…

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