One pot chicken alfredo

Wish I had a better photo of this but I only did a video on Instagram stories about this, and posted a small close up of it after. Didn’t think I’d blog about it but here we are.

I’ve never been one to linger in the kitchen longer than necessary. Cooking for me is more of a functional chore than a passion if I’m being honest. I definitely dread meal time and thinking of what to feed the crowd. I try and limit my amount of time in the kitchen as much as possible.

Thanks to the culinary wonders of TikTok I’ve stumbled upon a handful of mouthwatering recipes that have made their way into my limited cooking repertoire. This being one of them, however I tweaked the recipe a smidge since it was way too rich for even my liking.

My eldest, bless his discerning taste buds, turned up his nose at the sight of chicken. But fear not, I’ve got a trick up my sleeve. Shredding the chicken post-cooking (a breeze with the trusty mixer) and burying it under a blanket of cheese turned this dish into something resembling mac ‘n’ cheese…… with a different sauce. Unfortunately he saw the process of it all being made and still wouldn’t touch it. I mean, it’s beige food, he’s supposed to love it.

Anyway here it is, plain’ and simple:


  • 16oz dry pasta (shell pasta works wonders)
  • 1 jar of Alfredo sauce (I’m partial to Target’s Good & Gather brand)
  • Cooked chicken (approximately 2 cups, shredded)
  • 3 cups chicken broth/stock
  • Seasonings to taste (Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper)
  • Mozzarella cheese (the more, the merrier!)


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Grab a 16″x9″ pan and layer in the dry pasta.
  • Pour the Alfredo sauce over the pasta.
  • Add the cooked chicken on top, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
  • Pour in the chicken broth/stock.
  • Season generously with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Give it all a good mix, making sure the pasta is coated in that creamy goodness.
  • Cover the pan with foil and pop it in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Once the timer dings, uncover the pan and sprinkle on copious amounts of mozzarella cheese.
  • Slide the pan back into the oven and broil until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

Feel free to get creative with this recipe! I’ve tossed in handfuls of chopped spinach for an extra veggie boost, and served it alongside some air-fried broccoli. Yum! My middleboy had two bowl fulls of it.

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My 3rd baby arrived 6 weeks early.

Again, we’re back tracking with some old posts to get you all up to date here:

This was written in early January. Actual birth story to come…

I had so many blog posts written in my email ready to launch and post on here …. Then we got the biggest surprise ever. Our 3rd little boy decided to greet us six weeks early (I was 34 wks 5 days pregnant) and to put it lightly it’s been chaotic ever since. I’m pretty sure I’m still running on adrenaline at this point 8.5 weeks in.

While I was recovering from my third c section in the hospital and baby was in NICU for 19 days I wrote the entire birth story. I’ve never posted my other two, but this one is definitely something I’d like to document/post here. 2 of my 3 babies have now had NICU stays. My second boy was in there for about 27 hours on a CPAP and the third, well…he was an extended stayer.

My mom had originally booked her flights from Canada on December 2 for my scheduled c section on December 15 (they take big babies out a week early so his due date was December 22), but as I was getting my middle boys birthday decorations out to decorate for his bday the following day my water broke while I was searching for them in my closet.

Booted it with my middle boy to the hospital while still leaking (lol….) and drove 19 mins to get there on the highway, so….quite the distance!

All to say, that’s where I’ve been the last few months. The next few posts coming will be ones I wrote prior to the chaos. The fun chaos because I absolutely love love love the newborn stage oh my goodness.

K. That’s all I got for tonight. Stay tuned for the day he was born! THAT was somethin’ else….

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Let’s backtrack to 4 months ago

Let’s backtrack to 4 months ago when I was pregnant with my third baby boy. It was the last day of being pregnant that I knew it. Our third little guy gave us a few scares in August and I think September, with two emergency visits to the labour and delivery ward – should have been a signal in my head that he’d be on his merry way quite early, but little did I know.

This photo was taken pretty much 23 hours before my water broke. It’s like my body subconsciously knew to take one more pregnancy shot since I didn’t document my belly much this time ’round. I took an everything shower that day, picked up my Rx’s at the drugstore and did my hair for the first time in ages.

I know it’s been ages since I sat down and wrote a post, but I ended up writing this post below on the day of my first (and last) NST for this little fella. From there I’ll publish more posts about the birth story and whatnot. But for now let’s backtrack to November 2023.

November 14, 2023:

I had my first NST of this pregnancy today – many more in the second trimester because I was sent to the hospital for monitoring a few times to double check everything is ok.

I had grand plans of keeping my older two occupied. Headed to target and bought the boys a new toy. For my HOUR LONG appt. Also downloaded audiobook from Hoopla. If you haven’t downloaded it (for free) do it. I usually play a kids audiobook for them while they take a bath and honestly it’s super relaxing forboth the boys and I. If you have two boys you know how loud the house gets. Adding water and a calming British voice reading us all a classic Peter Rabbit classic is absolutely game changing and relaxes them for bedtime + stories thereafter.
K….on a rambling.

Wow, I totally thought I had written more than that. Apparently not.

I recall having a lot of stomach cramping and an overall feeling of being off, and couldn’t pinpoint it to one thing. I remember thinking it was simply because I kept having to hulk-move my middle child constantly since he was always running away from me and me having to chase him down and launch him over my shoulder to walk him back home. The NST didn’t show much of anything but I did mention to the person doing my NST that I’d been having what she just described to me as braxton hicks. Who knew less than 20 hours later I’d break my water….that’s another story for the next post. Stay tuned.

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