Week after week, I try to churn things up a bit in our nightly menu options. Dinner is family time and I believe in meals that are simply good without too many ingredients. Often we purchase roasted chickens for dinner and then there are leftovers.
You are all too familiar with the leftover groans and moans because no matter how great it tasted when your family first ate it, suddenly the second time around it is not so appealing. I have managed to create a fabulous reuse of the dreaded Roasted Chicken leftovers and creatively given it a crunch and made it lightly cheesy.
Grab those baking dishes, your leftover roasted chicken and bookmark this page! Lavishly live my recipe for panko topped roasted chicken Alfredo bake out loud and don’t forget to print it out at the end of this.
Panko Topped Roasted Chicken Alfredo Bake
My answer to all the leftovers in the refrigerator? Combine them together to make ONE new meal that offers a serving per person and I struck gold with this recipe for Panko topped roasted chicken Alfredo bake!
Gathering The Ingredients
1 – 1 1/2 C Leftover cut up pieces of roasted chicken (off the bone)
1 1/2 C of Green Beans (Frozen, and microwaved for 2 minutes) (pea substitution is good too)
1 16 oz jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce + 1/2 jar water (once emptied)
2 C Leftover buttered pasta (or make fresh – elbows, small Penne, Bow Ties, etc)
2 Tbsp Butter – sliced into about 8 thin pieces
1/2 C Panko Bread Crumbs
1 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl combine beans, cutup roasted chicken, 3/4 of the jar of Alfredo sauce(reserving some for the top) & leftover pasta.
Spray baking dish with non-stick spray
Place bowled mixture into pan, distributing evenly.
Spread the last 1/4 jar of Alfredo sauce across the top.
Use the additional 1/2 jar of water now, filling at the side, not the top.
Place Panko across Alfredo
Put butter slices across the top of the Panko, in a line.
Sprinkle With Smoked Paprika for both color and taste.
Foil Cover Dish
Bake at 400 ° Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
You can use standard bread crumbs if you do not have Panko breadcrumbs. Panko gives the food a nice texture and a true crunch which is nice against the softer noodles and chicken.
Butter can be used or margarine.
This could also be used as a filling for a Pot Pie.
Peas can be subbed in for beans or even mixed vegetables.
You can add shredded cheese if you want a more stringy cheese throughout.
Water must be added or the end result will be too dry.
Lavishly live food out loud with this great recipe that creatively serves up roasted chicken leftovers: Panko Topped Roasted Chicken Alfredo Bake.
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