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Applebees Three Cheese Chicken Penne Copycat Recipe

Here is a recipe that I hope you will enjoy from Applebees.  Now you can not go wrong with whatever you get at this neat little neighborhood restaurant.

I tried this at home even though I changed up a couple of things.  I cut up the chicken and stirred it into the pasta, but you can leave it whole and just place it on top.

Copy Cat Applebees 3 Cheese Chicken Penne Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 3 cups Penne pasta
  • 15 oz jar of  Alfredo Sauce
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 4 basil leaves (sliced into very thin strips or chiffonade)
  • 1 clove Garlic (chopped fine)
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Cooking Instructions

{Step 1}  Marinate chicken in Italian dressing for 30 minutes

{Step 2}  Mix together tomatoes, oil, garlic and basil.  Set aside

{Step 3}  Cook Penne as directed

{Step 4}  Grill chicken (or brown in skillet until done).  Then cut in 1 inch pieces.

{Step 5}  Drain pasta and stir in tomato/oil mixture

{Step 6}  Pour Alfredo sauce over pasta and stir in cut up chicken

{Step 7}  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve.

Meal Cost

When you add garlic bread and a salad, it is a very quick, inexpensive weeknight meal.  Instead of spending about $15 a person, (with drink and tip) you could spend about $8.50  for a family of four.  That’s a savings in anybody’s wallet.

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Applebee's Three Cheese Chicken Penne Copycat Recipe

pasta, penne, alfredo sauce, Applebees, chicken, dinner, lunch

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea

Ingredients

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  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 3 cups Penne pasta
  • 15 oz jar of  Alfredo Sauce
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 4 basil leaves (sliced into very thin strips or chiffonade)
  • 1 clove Garlic (chopped fine)
  • 6 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1.   Marinate chicken in Italian dressing for 30 minutes
  2.   Mix together tomatoes, oil, garlic and basil.  Set aside
  3.   Cook Penne as directed
  4.   Grill chicken (or brown in skillet until done).  Then cut in 1 inch pieces.
  5.   Drain pasta and stir in tomato/oil mixture
  6.   Pour Alfredo sauce over pasta and stir in cut up chicken
  7.   Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and serve.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

1 Comment

  1. orfan on February 19, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Looks delicious. I may be a little slow, but where are the three cheeses? I see Alfredo sauce and Parmesan. Is there another cheese in the sauce?

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