Monday, May 25, 2015

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Shells for #SRC

Yes, it is time!!  Every month, on the fourth Monday, I get to try a new recipe from one of my fellow bloggers who belongs to the Secret Recipe Club.


Let me tell you a little bit about our club.  We are a group of over 100 bloggers who are divided into 4 groups.  I am in group D with a bunch of great people including the owner and brainchild of this group Sarah E.  Sarah started this group with the idea that each month bloggers would be assigned someone's blog and secretly go into that blog to learn more about the person and to recreate on of the recipes from the blog.  It was a great idea as is evident by the fact that we grew so large so quickly.

I was lucky enough to be assigned to Sarah's blog, Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, this month.  To say that Sarah has a lot of recipes is the understatement of the century.  You would think that it would be daunting trying to figure out what to make with hundreds of recipes to go through but Sarah makes it very easy for her followers and readers.  All the recipes are listed by course and then again by ingredients.  Each recipe in the index also has a photo included so that you can see what it is before opening the link.  Genius.  

I could spend days reading recipes and I did but when it finally came down to the nitty gritty I chose to make a main dish and I chose to look for one containing chicken for my Weekly Menu.  That narrowed my search down to 152 recipes....yes, Sarah has 152 main dish recipes that contain chicken!!

I was tempted by the Bacon Wrapped Gouda Stuffed Chicken and I am going to revisit that recipe but I had some chicken that was already cooked so I was looking for a recipe that would incorporate that.
There were several different quesadillas which we love and some great soups but I had just made my Chicken Noodle Soup which was why I had some cooked chicken to use up.  Luckily, for me, Sarah had numerous casseroles from which I could choose.  I chose the Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Shells because my husband is an Alfredo addict.  The only change I made was to use my Homemade Alfredo Sauce.

This recipe was a winner on many different fronts.  It used leftover chicken which made it a quick and easy dish for a weeknight meal.  It incorporated a lot of ingredients I had on hand from sponsors for our Brunch Week that just ended and our Hot Summer Eats soon to begin.  It contained flavors that I knew my family would love and it was delicious.

Thanks, Sarah, for a great recipe and for all your hard work running this great club you created.


Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Shells
very slightly adapted from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

1/2 lb Medium Pasta Shells
1 bunch fresh broccoli crowns
2 c. shredded, cooked chicken
1 jar Alfredo Sauce or Homemade Alfredo Sauce
1 1/2 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese (I used Cabot)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 t. garlic ( I used Garden Gourmet Chunky Garlic paste)

Cook the shells and broccoli together, according to the package directions on the pasta.  While the pasta and broccoli are cooking make your Alfredo Sauce or heat the jarred sauce.  Add the cheese and chicken to the sauce, season with salt, pepper and garlic.  Drain the shells and broccoli, toss with the sauce and serve with additional cheese, if desired.  Print Recipe

Take a look at what everyone else found on their Secret Recipe Club search!



34 comments:

  1. What a great recipe you picked, and of course being assigned Sarah's blog is a bit nerve-wrecking... big shoes to fill, right?

    you made a great post, and your pasta would be perfect tonight with the weather we are having (definitely not as warm as I would love it)

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    1. Huge shoes to fill and I hope your weather turns soon Sally.

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  2. This sounds like the perfect week-night meal. Quick and easy, but not lacking in the flavor department!! Awesome pick this month :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa, it is definitely a keeper

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  3. Perfect pasta and such a seasonal treat too! I could just eat it now! Karen

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  4. That looks so delicious! I've had Sarah's blog, and had a really hard time choosing too. I wish my index was as clever as hers too!

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    1. I know, it made me want to redo mine but what a lot of work!!

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  5. Another great recipe. I will come back to browse though the remainder of them.

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Chicken + Broccoli + Alfredo + Pasta is one of those always-awesome recipes in my book. =) Great choice for the SRC!

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  7. This is a great weeknight meal! Sounds delicious!

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  8. This looks like the perfect recipe for the summer months. Great SRC pick this month and hope you had a great Memorial Day.

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    1. I did Traci and I hope you did as well.

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  9. Great job Wendy! A complete meal!

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    1. It was Shirley...gotta love easy peasy.

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  10. This looks like ultimate comfort food Wendy! Delicious!

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    1. It was delicious Sarah. A perfect weeknight meal.

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  11. Sarah has so many recipes! I don't know if I would have been able to pick. Looks like you got a delicious dinner!

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    1. It wasn't easy narrowing it down that's for sure Emily.

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  12. I love pasta and this looks amazing. It's quick, easy and perfect for weeknights...what a bonus!

    Happy (late) reveal day!

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  13. Looks very good! My daughter loves pasta with alfredo sauce. I will make sure she gets this printout!

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  14. The only thing that goes down better than broccoli around here is broccoli with chicken and pasta. This would be a definite winner here.

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  15. What a great choice - can't go wrong with pasta!

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  16. I thought I commented on this last month, but I guess I completely forgot :( I'm updating my recipe index which is why I'm here - I like to leave links to whomever has my blog for SRC on the original recipe :)

    I love this recipe - it's so nice when you're in a rush. I like homemade alfredo better than store-bought, but in a pinch, the jar stuff works. Also I sometimes feel bad for whomever gets my blog because I have TOO many recipes. My recipe index is a bit overwhelming and maybe too organized - Type A over here! :)

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    1. Is there such a thing as too many recipes or too organized? I think not.

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