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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard-pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe, combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

This hearty dish can take down the biggest of appetites. It begins with leftover tender grilled chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and lemon, which is then added to a tasty, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce with fresh broccoli over your favorite pasta, such as fettuccine, linguine, penne pasta, or even gnocchi.

 

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that has me in and out of the kitchen in no time.I love marinated grilled chicken and make it often, so we usually have leftover grilled chicken in the refrigerator,  which is perfect for a jumpstart on making my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe on a weeknight a little faster. So don’t be afraid to use leftover chicken versus starting from scratch when making this recipe. Just marinate the boneless skinless chicken in olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper for about an hour. Grill till done. It’s that simple to make.

 

 

 

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that has me in and out of the kitchen in no time.Next, for the broccoli, bring about 1/4 inch of water to a boil in a large metal pan. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt and broccoli florets to the metal pan. Cover the metal pan and steam until about 3-5 minutes for crisp-tender florets. Drain and reserve until needed for the recipe.

 

 

 

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that has me in and out of the kitchen in no time.Alfredo sauce can be a  taboo subject among old-school Italian cooks; many will be the first to remind you, “Alfredo sauce” is almost entirely nonexistent in Italy, although there are many recipes for pasta sauces that combine butter and Parmigiano. For example, gnocchi, egg noodles, and meatless ravioli are served with melted butter and freshly grated Parmigiano cheese. The recipe is titled “al burro,” with butter.

In Rome, Italy egg noodles with butter and Parmigiano are often called, “Alla Romana,” Roman-style. Just don’t expect to find anything titled “Alfredo Sauce” in Italy, as it’s an American-Italian recipe versus a Traditional Italian method.

 

 

 

 

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that has me in and out of the kitchen in no time.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to make Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe

  • Three-8-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned and grilled
  • One head of broccoli cut into bite-sized pcs and lightly steamed
  • One stick unsalted butter
  • One cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Three tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Red pepper flakes to own taste
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • Two cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • One pound of cooked pasta
  • Lemon slices

 

 

 

 

 

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Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that has me in and out of the kitchen in no time.
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe; combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Alfredo, Chicken Alfredo
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 720 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 3- 8-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned and grilled
  • 1 head broccoli bite-sized pcs lightly steamed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground pepper to own taste
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 pound cooked pasta
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes optional
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan or metal skillet, warm the unsalted butter and heavy cream.
  2. Season the unsalted butter and heavy cream with parsley, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Add the Parmesan and stir continuously until melted.
  4. Reduce the heat source to the lowest setting.
  5. Slice the grilled chicken and then add the sliced chicken to the alfredo sauce, next add the bite-sized broccoli to the alfredo sauce and completely turn off the heat source.
  6. Toss in your favorite cooked pasta adding some of the pasta water if desired to thin sauce.
  7. Serve while hot on your favorite pasta dishes.
  8. Squeeze a fresh lemon slice over pasta if desired.

 

 

 

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This hearty dish can take down the biggest of appetites. It begins with leftover tender grilled chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and lemon, which is then added to a tasty, creamy, delicious alfredo sauce with fresh broccoli over your favorite pasta, such as fettuccine, linguine, penne pasta, or even gnocchi.

 

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth Neels
    September 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    My husband is an Alfredo freak! I found your recipe and made it for him for his birthday and he was a happy man! Thanks for this delicious recipe!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks for sharing Beth! Glad you enjoyed the recipe

  • Reply
    Catherine
    September 11, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Your alfredo looks divine! I haven’t had a plate of alfredo in ages…I’m craving this now!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you, I hope you made the recipe and took care of that craving!

  • Reply
    Suzy
    September 11, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I’m drooling over this just looking at it! We are big pasta eaters in our house and I know my family would love it!

  • Reply
    Jas @All that's Jas
    September 11, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I can never say no to a good pasta dish and alfredo is one of my favorites!

  • Reply
    Shanika @ Orchids + Sweet Tea
    September 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, this pasta looks amazing! I could only imagine how creamy and full of flavor it is! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 3, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Thank you, Shanika! I appreciate the pin! Let me know If you make it!!! Have a fabulous day.

  • Reply
    Caroline
    September 2, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Always good to have some tasty, easy go-to pasta meals and this sounds like a tasty one to try.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 3, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Thank you, Caroline. So glad you enjoyed the pasta! So easy to make. Have a wonderful day.

  • Reply
    Diana
    September 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I’ve never tried adding broccoli to my alfredo dishes, but it sounds like an amazing idea and adds so much colour to the dish! Will have to try that.

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      If you like broccoli its definitely a game changer!!! We love it!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    September 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I love a good alfredo and I love all that broccoli in it. Unfortunately my son has gone off broccoli completely.

  • Reply
    Caitlyn Erhardt
    September 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I am giving this one a try! My husband loves Alfredo sauce and I like the addition of a veggie for my son. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 2, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      Hi, Caitlin. I think you’ll enjoy the recipe. How does the little one like veggies? Let me know.

  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    September 2, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Love that this pasta is perfect for a go to weeknight recipe, it’s so easy and comforting!

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      September 2, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Hello Ms. Amy! Thank you, I agree with you. Pasta packed with chicken and broccoli is never a bad thing lol!!

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