We braced for an ice storm over the weekend that by no means got here. It was comical, actually — faculty was cancelled for Friday although we weren’t forecasted to get a single drop of precipitation. Temps weren’t beneath freezing. However somebody, someplace on the Nationwide Climate Service had issued a winter storm warning and, although not one of the native climate forecasters agreed, faculty was cancelled. Individuals freaked out and raided the grocery retailer. Milk and bread have been offered out in every single place. It was NUTS!
I didn’t hoard the milk or bread, however I did get the components to make this ice storm consolation meals. And although there wasn’t a smidge of ice, we inhaled this scrumptious dish. The chicken tenders are a more healthy baked model, however with tons of taste and a crisp golden crust. The shell pasta is slathered in a creamy, garlick-y alfredo with a secret ingredient — cream cheese! You don’t style it, however it makes the sauce thick and wealthy.
File this away in your “consolation meals” or “when there’s
not likely an ice storm ” folder, mmmkay?
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Baked Chicken Tenders with Creamy Shells
Baked chicken tenders:
1 lb. chicken tenders, about six strips
1/four cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 pound pasta shells
three/four cup heavy whipping cream
four ozcream cheese, softened
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/four teaspoon floor black pepper
1/four teaspoon salt
recent chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 levels. Mix melted butter and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Mix bread crumbs, shredded parmesan cheese, oregano, and parsley in one other bowl. Dip the chicken into the melted butter after which coat within the bread crumb combination. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or till chicken is cooked all through and not pink.
In the meantime, cook dinner the pasta shells till al dente. In a big saucepan cook dinner the heavy cream and cream cheese collectively till clean and cream cheese has melted. Add garlic powder, minced garlic, pepper, and salt. Lastly, whisk within the parmesan cheese. Proceed to cook dinner over medium warmth till heated all through. Add the cooked pasta shells and toss till coated.
Serve instantly with parmesan garlic chicken chopped on prime. Garnish with recent parsley.