Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken With Garlic Alfredo Shells

{Ingredients For Chicken}

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of Smart Balance butter {melted}
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of Italian Style Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

{Ingredients for sauce}

  • 1/2 lb. of pasta shells
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

{Directions}

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line your pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up and start boiling water for your pasta.
  • Add butter to a bowl. In a separate bowl combine Italian Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.
  • Dip the chicken into the melted butter and then coat it in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Place them in your pan and cook for 15 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Cook your pasta shells while your chicken is cooking. In a separate large saucepan combine heavy cream and cream cheese and cook until your cream cheese has melted. Add garlic powder, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk in the Parmesan cheese and cook until everything is combined. Add the sauce to your cooked pasta shells and top with chicken.

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