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Broccoli Lasagna

The Ultimate Chicken, Broccoli and Ziti Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Chuck Sillari



1 lb of boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces

1 lb of fresh broccoli

1 cup of all purpose flour

1 lb of ziti or rigatoni

1 quart of chicken broth

68 fresh garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, minced

½ cup of olive oil

1 pint of ricotta cheese

1 cup of tomato sauce

1 pint of grated parmesan cheese

½ lb of provolone cheese, dices

1 pint of shredded mozzarella cheese

1 pint of Alfredo sauce

Salt and pepper


  1. Coat pieces of chicken with flour and season with salt and pepper
  2. Heat ½ of the olive in a frying pan on medium-high heat.  
  3. Sear chicken on all sides.  Add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic to the pan while the chicken sears.  Allow chicken to cook all the way through and set it aside.  It will take about 5 minutes to cook the chicken.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. In a large bowl add broccoli florets, olive oil, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Toss to completely coat the broccoli.  
  6. Put broccoli on a sheet pan and roast it in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.  Chop cooked broccoli into 1 inch pieces.
  7. Boil pasta according to package directions.  Replace half of the water you would normally use with chicken broth.  When pasta is done, drain it and set it aside.
  8. In a large bowl, mix together ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, diced provolone, parsley, tomato sauce, salt and pepper.
  9. Add the cooked chicken, broccoli and ziti to the bowl with the ricotta mixture and combine everything thoroughly.
  10. Spread a thin layer of Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a baking dish
  11. Add ½ of the chicken, broccoli and pasta mixture to the pan and spread it evenly
  12. Add ½ of the mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta mixture
  13. Add ½ cup of Alfredo sauce on top of the mozzarella cheese
  14. Add the rest of the chicken, broccoli and pasta mixture and spread it evenly
  15. Add the rest of the Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese and grated parmesan
  16. Bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes.