Who loves to order Chicken Broccoli Ziti at restaurants? I do! I do!
I thought now would be a good time to re-post my recipe for Restaurant Style Chicken Broccoli Ziti, for two reasons:
2. While my recipe has stood the test of time, those photos have absolutely not. They are such crap!
You’re curious about that original picture, aren’t you? Go ahead, take a gander by clicking here. But please be nice.
Chicken Broccoli Ziti is something I’ve been making for ages. As long as I can remember, actually. It might even be one of the first things I ever cooked as an adult.
Because I’ve been preparing this dish for so long, I have about a million different ways to cook it. Most of the time, I am trying to lighten things up and I’ll just keep it simple with some olive oil and white wine for the sauce. Sometimes, I even just make a very light lemon sauce. My favorite one though, is the heavy cream sauce that I always see in restaurants.
That’s right, I said it, HEAVY CREAM.
Want to know what else?
Get over it.
I know, in this health conscious world, I should be finding alternatives to these fatty ingredients, but, what’s the saying ,”everything in moderation”, right? I’m not suggesting you eat this every day. This is like our “special treat” version of Chicken Broccoli Ziti.
By the way I should mention, this recipe fed my family of 5 and I had leftovers enough for lunch today (okay, maybe two bowls at lunch) and there is easily 2-3 bowls left and it cost approximately $12 to make. I generally see one serving priced anywhere for $14-$22, depending on the restaurant, so I’d say this is a good one to make at home and save your money for a dish that would be difficult at home.