Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

February 2, 2017 (Last Updated: April 13, 2021)

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 of 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

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

hmccallum
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.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
0 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 589 kcal

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
 

  • In a medium saucepan or metal skillet, warm the unsalted butter and heavy cream.
  • Season the unsalted butter and heavy cream with parsley, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Add the Parmesan and stir continuously until melted.
  • Reduce the heat source to the lowest setting.
  • 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.
  • Toss in your favorite cooked pasta adding some of the pasta water if desired to thin sauce.
  • Serve while hot on your favorite pasta dishes.
  • Squeeze a fresh lemon slice over pasta if desired.

Notes

 
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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 22gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 572mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2183IUVitamin C: 103mgCalcium: 483mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Alfredo, Chicken Alfredo
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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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    Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken | The McCallum's Shamrock Patch
    April 6, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    […] 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. […]

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    The Anthony Kitchen
    September 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    This chicken and broccoli alfredo is sure to be a crowd favorite and on repeat at our house.

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

      Thank you, for dropping by and sharing!

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