Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Alfredo!

I love Alfredo sauce on just about anything and if you add sun dried tomatoes, that just makes it all that much better.  This is one of our favorite pasta dishes.   It feeds a lot of people for not much money also.   I usually use penne or bow tie pasta for this, but you can use any kind you have or prefer.  If your family doesn't care for the sun dried tomatoes, leave them out, but for me that is what makes is so good.
Here is what you will need:

Chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders), bow tie or penne pasta (I prefer Barilla), Parmesan cheese, jar of Alfredo sauce (Bertolli is the best), garlic powder, cream cheese, half and half, sun dried tomatoes, and butter.

Sprinkle the chicken breasts or tenders with garlic powder, seasoned salt and black pepper and roast until done. 

Soften cream cheese either by leaving it out on the counter or placing in the microwave for 30 seconds or so.  Add the jar of Alfredo sauce, 3 cups half and half, 1 Tbs butter.  Microwave for 1 minute and then whisk in 1 cup Parmesan cheese until it is all blended well.  Add 1 tsp. of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. black pepper and stir. This seems like a lot of sauce but the pasta really soaks it up.

Cook the pasta in salted water until it is al dente and drain well.  Don't overcook because you will be baking it.  Mix with sauce and chicken you have chopped in bite sized pieces into the pasta. Chop the sun dried tomatoes into small pieces and stir in.   Pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.   Sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. 

Sun dried Tomato Chicken Alfredo! 

1 lb. pasta (bow tie, penne, rotinni)
3 cups chopped chicken
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes ( the ones packed in oil are best)
1 jar of Alfredo sauce ( I have tried them all and I think Bertolli is the best)
8oz. cream cheese
3 cups half an half
1 Tbs. butter
1  1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
seasoned salt

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