-Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts -Olive Oil -Parmesan Cheese -Italian Seasoning -Garlic Powder -Red Pepper Flakes -Salt -Black Pepper -Water
-Butter -Panko Breadcrumbs -Garlic -Heavy Cream -Italian Shredded Cheese -Rotini -Frozen Broccoli Florets
Cut chicken breasts into 1” chunks. Combine grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Coat the chunks of chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and then toss them in the seasoning mixture.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Sauté the chicken until the bottom of each piece is brown and the sides start to turn white. Add water to release the chicken from the skillet, and flip. Continue cooking the chicken until no pink spots remain. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Once completely melted, stir in panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Toast the breadcrumbs, stirring occasionally, until the butter is absorbed and breadcrumbs are toasted and golden. Set aside.
In the same large skillet used to cook the chicken, melt butter on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Use a metal whisk to scrape up the stuck bits of chicken and seasonings left behind in the pan as you cook the garlic.
Whisk in heavy cream. Then add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Let the cream come up to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Turn the heat down to low, and add shredded cheese a handful at a time, whisking constantly until the cheese has fully melted.
Preheat the oven to 375℉. Thaw the frozen broccoli in a colander, breaking down into bite-size pieces. At the same time, boil a large pot of water on high heat. Once the water is rapidly boiling, add rotini and cook until just tender. Set the cooked pasta and thawed broccoli aside.
Mix together the cooked chicken, cooked pasta, and thawed broccoli in a casserole dish. Pour over the alfredo sauce and stir well.
Top the casserole with shredded Italian cheese and then sprinkle over buttered breadcrumbs.
Bake the casserole for 25-30 minutes, or until all the cheese is melted and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.