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Nicolle’s Chicken Broccoli Ziti – CBZ

Nicolle's Chicken broccoli ziti, cbz - pasta with chicken tenderloins and roasted broccoli with a creamy alfredo sauce

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This is one of our family’s favorite dinners, my chicken broccoli and ziti, or CBZ as we call it. Roasted chicken tenderloins and broccoli are served over ziti with an easy, creamy homemade alfredo sauce. This is a great comfort meal for a busy weeknight or if you are looking to take dinner off of a friend’s hands. I’ve made this meal several times for people and it is always well loved.  Sharing my recipe below.

Nicolle's chicken broccoli ziti - cbz. Roasted chicken tenderloins and broccoli over ziti with a homemade alfredo sauce

Nicolle’s Chicken Broccoli Ziti- CBZ

Ingredients

  • 1 box pasta
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 pack of chicken tenderloins
  • salt/pepper
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt (to taste)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice to taste

 

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2.) Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.

3.) Divide the baking sheet into two halves. On one half of the baking sheet add the broccoli. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss.

4.) On the other half of the baking sheet, add the chicken tenderloins. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic salt and toss until coated evenly.

5.) Bake in the oven until roasted, about 20 minutes.

6.) While the chicken and broccoli is roasting, bring a pot of water to boil.

7.) To the pot, add pasta and cook until al dente then strain and add pasta back to the pot and drizzle with olive oil so that the pasta doesn’t stick.

8.) In a saucepan, melt the butter.

9.) Add the heavy cream to the saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened.

10..) Stir in Parmesan cheese and continue to stir until the cheese has melted.

11.) Pour the sauce over the pasta.

12.) Once the chicken and broccoli are roasted, remove from the oven and add to the pot with the pasta, stir until combined.

13.) Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some more freshly grated Parmesan.

Serve and enjoy!

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Nicolle's chicken broccli and ziti, or CBZ. Roasted chicken tenderloins and broccoli are served over ziti with a homemade alfredo sauce.

Nicolle's chicken broccoli ziti - CBZ

Roasted chicken tenderloins and broccoli are served over ziti with a homemade alfredo sauce. This is an easy weeknight meal and one your whole family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 5 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box pasta
  • 2 heads broccoli florets chopped
  • 1 package chicken tenderloins
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt to taste
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • lemon juice freshly squeezed to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Divide the baking sheet into two halves. On one half of the baking sheet add the broccoli. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss.
  • On the other half of the baking sheet, add the chicken tenderloins. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic salt and toss until coated evenly.
  • Bake in the oven until roasted, about 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken and broccoli is roasting, bring a pot of water to boil.
  • To the pot, add pasta and cook until al dente then strain and add pasta back to the pot and drizzle with olive oil so that the pasta doesn’t stick.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add the heavy cream to the saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and continue to stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta.
  • Once the chicken and broccoli are roasted, remove from the oven and add to the pot with the pasta, stir until combined.
  • Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some more freshly grated Parmesan.
Keyword dinner, pasta

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The best chicken broccoli and ziti, CBZ. Nicolle's recipe. Roasted chicken tenderloins and broccoli served over pasta with an easy homemade alfredo sauce.

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This week we’re planning on some of our favorite easy weeknight meals since we have a busy week ahead. Scroll down for the recipes.

 

Monday – Roasted Vegetable Pasta

It literally doesn’t get any easier than this. I throw whatever veggies we have on a sheetpan with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and roast. While the veggies are roasting, boil some water for pasta. Cook your pasta until al dente. Stir in your roasted veggies. Toss with some italian dressing and sprinkle in some cheese! Voila!

 

TuesdayPorkchops with pineapple salsa

 

WednesdayChicken salad wraps with apples and pecans

 

ThursdayCream of asparagus soup with grilled cheese

 

Friday – Pizza Night!

 

Saturday – Family Dinner 🙂

 

Sunday – Easter brunch featuring mom’s egg bake (recipe linked here)

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Week of 2/8 Meal plan

week of 2/8 meal plan

This week’s meal plan. Tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest as you try these recipes and let me know how they turned out!

And scroll to the bottom to download the free grocery shopping printable!

Monday –

Nicolle’s creamy tomato spinach tortellini soup

 

Tuesday –

Pulled pork tacos (from our Superbowl leftovers)

 

Wednesday –

Sheetpan chicken thighs with roasted brussels and root veggies

 

Thursday –

Crockpot beef stroganoff

 

Friday –

Chicken cesar flatbread

Recipe from Claire over at Home with the Wileys.

 

Saturday –

We’re winging it – leftovers? takeout? brinner?

 

Sunday –

Valentine’s Charctuerie

This is my inspiration!!! The hubby and I ordered a graze box for ourselves but I want to make a fun one for the kids.

 

 

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