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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

chicken broccoli alfredo Entree Italian
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

A creamy, comforting dinner that goes from stovetop to table in under an hour? Don’t mind if we do! Four of our favorite dinnertime ingredients come together in this chicken broccoli Alfredo pasta dish—versatile chicken breast, family-friendly broccoli, always-on-hand pasta and a homemade Alfredo sauce that comes together in a snap. MORE+ LESS-

Christy Denney
Updated July 2, 2019

Ingredients

Fettuccine or other favorite pasta, cooked according to package directions
1
to 2 cups fresh chopped broccoli, cooked and hot
1/2
cup (1 stick) butter
1/2
teaspoon (1 clove) minced garlic
2
cups heavy cream
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2
to 3 cooked chicken breasts, diced

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook fettuccine according to package directions adding broccoli last 3 minutes, drain. Set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic with the butter. Add cream, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • 3
    Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Trust me, it will thicken. When sauce has reached desired consistency, stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 4
    Add cooked chicken to Alfredo sauce and heat through. Serve over hot, cooked fettuccine and broccoli.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers. Pull out that partially-eaten rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken breasts and the broccoli that’s languishing in the crisper (or the freezer!). They’re about to have a new life as chicken broccoli Alfredo!
  • Alfredo is a cream sauce made with butter and cream, flavored with garlic and Parmesan cheese. It’s indulgent, no doubt about it, but it’s also comfort food that will have everyone cleaning their plates.
  • To save on prep time, replace fresh chopped broccoli with frozen chopped broccoli florets. Add frozen broccoli during the last 5 minutes of pasta's cooking time.
  • If you’re accustomed to buying jarred sauce, this chicken and broccoli Alfredo will show you just how easy—and scrumptious—homemade sauce can be. And when you’re ready, try another version of homemade alfredo sauce that’s ready in minutes!
  • Love this recipe? Betty’s not nearly out of delicious chicken alfredo recipes!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
570
% Daily Value
Total Fat
63g
97%
Saturated Fat
38g
192%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
245mg
82%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 11 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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