Creamy Olive Chicken Bake With Red Peppers and Mushrooms

Recipe by SarasotaCook
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Chicken -- Lets make the chicken. In a large pan add some olive oil 1 tablespoon should be good, salt and pepper and just saute the chicken just a couple of minutes till cooked 1/2 way and golden brown on high heat, but don't over cook. It will continue to bake in the oven. Once the chicken is nice and brown, should take 5-8 minutes remove, set to the side and cover.
  • Vegetables -- To that same pan, add a little more olive oil if needed and add the garlic, onion and crimini mushrooms and cook until golden brown and soft but still not all the way cooked. Add some salt and pepper and cook 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl with the chicken and keep covered.
  • Bechemel sauce -- Add the butter in a large pot and melt on medium heat. Add the flour and mix well and cook another minute. Add the cream and milk and cook until thick. Add the olives, parmesan and some ground black pepper to taste and set to the side as the pasta finishes cooking.
  • Pasta -- According to directions Drain and toss with the bowl that has the chicken and the grilled vegetables. Pour the olive sauce over the top, add the grated cheese and fresh basil and toss well.
  • Baking -- Pour in a 13x9 casserole dish sprayed with pam or greased lightly, topped with the 1 cup parm for a garnish, and cook at 375 for 30 minutes uncovered until nice and brown on top and the cheese is melted and bubbly.