Hey guys! So I made this yummy meal last night. Everyone cleaned their plates; some did 2 times! It was a hit and we have leftovers =) Going to have to add this one in the monthly rotation.
3 chicken breasts, poached or grilled and shredded/cut up in bite sized pieces- you could even use a rotisserie chicken
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 cups grated Parmesan cheese and 1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound spaghetti, broken in half
1 stick of butter
1 pound white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick and 1 onion, sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 can (14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350. Boil a large pot of water, salt heavily. In a large pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and onions. Liberally season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender and browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and set aside.
Sauce- In same saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add flour- cook and constantly whisk for about 1 minute. Continue whisking and gradually add milk, broth, and wine. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, and add 2 cups Parmesan and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. If it seems too thick, you can add more milk or a little splash of heavy cream.
Cook pasta 2 minutes less than package instructions for al dente; drain and return to pot. Add sauce, chicken, half the mozzarella, and the onion and mushroom mixture. Toss well to combine. Add to a sprayed non-stick casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese, breadcrumbs, and the rest of the butter (maybe more) melted to the top. Bake until browned, about 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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