Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

One of my family’s all time favorite dinner recipes is chicken and broccoli Alfredo.  When we are crushed for time and hungry, this simple meal really hits the spot.  Loaded with chicken and fresh broccoli, if pasta recipe are popular in your house, give it a try tonight!  Busy weeknight meals don’t have to come from the drive thru!

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe with Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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How to Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of homemade Alfredo sauce.  It is seriously the easiest homemade pasta sauce you will ever make!  This Alfredo sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pasta! It is made from butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. That is it!  Add some garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.  But with such simple ingredients, there is no reason to buy a premade Alfredo sauce ever again!

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How do you make jar Alfredo sauce better?

So, you don’t have time to make homemade Alfredo sauce?  Want to start from a jar but don’t care for the taste?  Make your jarred Alfredo sauce better with these tips:

  1. Start with 1 jar of premade Alfredo sauce.  Heat it on the stove in a pan.
  2. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated.
  3. Stir in 1 cup milk or cream  
  4. Add 1 cup Mozzarella cheese if you have  it
  5. Toss in 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Fresh is best!  But, garlic powder will do in a pinch. 
  6. Add 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  7. Stir in 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, or your favorite Italian themed spices. 

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Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

This chicken and broccoli alfredo recipe is a very easy 30 minute meal.  It is even shorter if you already have the cooked chicken and steamed broccoli ready to go in the fridge. You can do those steps ahead and then just microwave them for a few minutes to reheat before adding to the pasta/sauce. This is NOT a low fat dish. I am sure there are ways to make a low fat Alfredo sauce but I just can’t do that! Instead, I halved the amount of sauce I added to the pasta. Yes, it is a little drier that way but I don’t really care for my food swimming in sauce anyhow!

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Frying pan with delicious chicken Alfredo on wooden table

Yield: 4

Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe with Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Need chicken recipes? Love fresh broccoli? This easy chicken and broccoli Alfredo recipe is perfect! It's an easy pasta recipe with homemade Alfredo sauce!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 chicken breasts (about 3/4 pound total) cooked and cut into strips
  • 10 to 12 ounces steamed broccoli (about 3-4 cups)
  • 3/4 pound fettuccine noodles
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup of light cream
  • 3/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in large pot according to package directions
  2. Drain pasta and put empty pot back on stove
  3. Put in the pot the butter and cream, stir until butter is melted
  4. Add pasta and Parmesan Cheese and toss until smooth and well coated
  5. Add in chicken and broccoli and toss to mix.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2834Total Fat: 143gSaturated Fat: 73gCholesterol: 468mgSodium: 7766mgCarbohydrates: 272gSugar: 38gProtein: 141g
 
 
 
 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe”

  1. I usually make a lighter sauce with “light” philadephia cheese or now made even with yogurt.Do you know the product?A great recipe…my house is a pasta house!Yvette

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