Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Chicken Tenders with Zucchini & Rigatoni Alfredo

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 1 jar (24 ounces) alfredo sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 box (16 ounces) rigatoni pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, set aside


  • 2 large zucchinis, cut in 1-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 uncooked chicken tenders
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1 small lemon, halved


  • Deluxe Reversible Rack (Both Layers)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Step 1

    Place the alfredo sauce, chicken stock, white wine, and milk in the pot. Stir until combined. Add the pasta and continue to stir until combined.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, add all Level 2 ingredients and toss until fully combined.

  • Step 3

    Set up a dredging station to prepare chicken. Place flour in a medium bowl. Place the beaten eggs in a second bowl. In a third bowl, combine breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Step 4

    Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper on both sides. Bread each tender by dredging in flour, dipping in egg wash, then dredging in breadcrumb mixture.

  • Step 5

    Place a 15-inch sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Add the zucchini mixture to the center and fold the edges in to create a sealed packet. Place the foil packet on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot over the pasta mixture.

  • Step 6

    Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the chicken tenders and lemon halves face up on the Deluxe Layer.

  • Step 7

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 425°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 15 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove the entire rack. Stir the remaining grated Parmesan into the pasta and serve with chicken tenders and zucchini.