Applebee's Style 3 Cheese Chicken Penne

Total Time
45mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
15 mins

A just wonderful Penne dish with Italian cheese and grilled chicken. Very simple but surprisingly good. This based on a recipe is from Hub Pages Restaurant food at home it is extremely well done.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Chop Chicken and marinade in Italian dressing for 30 minute.
  2. Chop tomatoes, add oil chopped Garlic and basil to make bruschetta. Set aside.
  3. Cook Penne in boiling water.
  4. Grill or broil Chicken.
  5. Divide pasta between two microwavable bowls.
  6. Pour Alfredo sauce.over the pasta in each bowl.
  7. Layer on Bruschetta.
  8. Add a layer of Chicken.
  9. Add a layer of shredded cheese.
  10. Microwave for 3 min, or longer if previously chilled till cheese is melted.
  11. Serve with Garlic bread.
  12. Can be prepared well ahead of time in individual bowls, then Microwaved thoroughly.
  13. NB. I have edited this recipe from the original post. Thanks to JFitz who kindly pointed out I had omitted to include the Garlic in the Bruschetta. JFitz also added the that she cooked the meal in a casserole dish, in the oven. I have done this successfully also, but I have failed at it by using low quality shredded Italian 3 cheese mix. Always use fresh.
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5 5

My daughter asked me to make Applebee's 3 Cheese Chicken Penne so I was very happy when I found this recipe. She thought it was really similar except that I added (4 cloves because I LOVE garlic but my daughter doesn't) too much garlic so she didn't like my version as much but only because of the garlic. I gave it 5 stars because if I didn't add the extra garlic she would have liked it more. In the directions it didn't say where to add the garlic so I added it to the bruschetta. The other change I made was adding some extra pasta and baking it in a casserole dish @ 350 for 30 minutes. I layered everything as the recipe states. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for a great recipe!
NOTE: Made this again with less garlic and my son had the leftovers the next day and thought it was better than Applebee's! Thanks again - great recipe!

When baking in the oven with a casserole dish do you cook the chick before or just add to the pasta and let it bake?

5 5

This recipe was very close to the real deal! I had to improvise a bit and made my own homemade alfredo sauce with homemade heavy whipping cream. And I only had macaroni noodles instead of penne. Next time though. Thanks for the recipe!