Updated: Aug 17
Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole. Tender shreds of chicken embrace al dente fettuccine, cocooned in a luscious embrace of Parmesan-kissed creaminess. Each bite dances on your palate, a harmonious blend of savory richness and comfort, all crowned by a golden layer of melted mozzarella. As you savor every mouthful, you're transported to a haven of culinary delight, where every forkful is a warm embrace and every taste is a sonnet of satisfaction.
Vibe: Let Janet Jackson's enchanting rhythms accompany your culinary journey. "Escapade" sets the perfect tempo, infusing your kitchen with a playful vibe that mirrors the creamy twists and turns of your Alfredo masterpiece.
Booze: Elevate the velvety textures of the casserole with a Chardonnay. The wine's buttery notes harmonize with the creamy sauce, while its citrus undertones provide a refreshing contrast to the richness. An oaked Chardonnay complements the dish's depth, creating a symphony of flavors on your palate.
Set the Scene: As the casserole bakes, embark on a mindful escape. Prepare a calming chamomile tea or a soothing lavender-infused drink. Create a cozy nook with soft blankets and your favorite book. Indulge in the tranquility as the aroma of your meal wafts through your haven, savoring the anticipation. Afterward, relish your culinary masterpiece in the company of your chosen serenity. Let the flavors and relaxation intertwine, nourishing not just your body, but your spirit too.
2 cups cooked rostierre chicken, shredded
12 oz fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package instructions
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup unsalted butter
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper, & fresh chives, minced (for garnish)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) baking dish.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer. Allow it to cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the cream mixture. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked shredded chicken and cooked fettuccine pasta.
Pour the creamy Alfredo sauce over the chicken and pasta mixture. Toss everything together to ensure the sauce coats the ingredients evenly.
Transfer half of the chicken Alfredo mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out in an even layer.
Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the mixture.
Add the remaining chicken Alfredo mixture on top of the cheese layer.
Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese on top is melted and golden.
Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
Garnish with chopped fresh chives, read pepper flakes, and cracked black pepper for a burst of color and freshness.
Serve the creamy chicken Alfredo casserole warm, and enjoy the comfort of this satisfying dish!