Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is one of my favorite recipes from a restuarant in MI called Santino's. During my school years this was the staple at all "sports-teams" banquets and always a classic at large get-togethers. After the restaurant closed, somehow a family friend somehow created the recipe! I'm thrilled to be able to recreate it at home. A very easy, very tasty dinner. Enjoy! UPDATE: I'm not saying this is the exact recipe used at the restaurant, I was just giving it credit for tasting VERY similar to how I remember it tasting and is super simple to put together for dinner.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (or chicken tenders)
- 2 egg whites, beaten
- 3⁄4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (like Progresso)
- 1⁄2 lb angel hair pasta
- broccoli floret, fresh
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® Spread (squirt bottle)
- 2 tablespoons dry package Italian salad dressing mix (Good Seasonings)
- 1 tablespoon garlic pepper seasoning (or 1/2T garlic powder & 1/2T pepper)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare pasta according to package directions.
- Dredge chicken in egg whites, then bread crumbs, and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake in oven approx 25 min or until chicken is done and crumbs are golden brown.
- Allow to cool and cut into bite size pieces.
- Steam broccoli in microwave until crisp and tender.
- In a large serving bowl mix together parmesan cheese, butter, dry italian salad dressing and garlic pepper.
- Add chicken, broccoli and pasta to bowl.
- Toss and serve.
I loved making this recipe for my family. I know this is "Santiono's Explosion" because the recipe was published in a major newspaper. The reporter gave credit to the owner-chef and the owner-chef gave permission for the public to make it.
This was just okay for the monsters and I. I think instead of mixing the butter with the cheese and seasonings next time, I'll pour it over the pasta/chicken/broccoli mixture and then toss that with the seasonings to coat it better. Made for PAC Spring 2009.
This is a yummy recipe-whether or not it is the 'actual' recipe from the restaurant. We really enjoyed it! Thank you so much for posting!! My 5 stars is for the taste-not the authenticity of a recipe. I was looking for something different to make with chicken and broccoli and this hit the mark right on! I used linguine instead of angel hair (broken in 3 parts before cooking) and I liked the texture it gave.