Broccoli chicken Alfredo in a stainless steel skillet

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: broccoli chicken alfredo, chicken alfredo, how to make alfredo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1149 kcal
Broccoli Chicken Alfredo is a quick and easy weeknight meal using pasta, a creamy parmesan alfredo sauce and tender marinated chicken. 
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Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Alfredo Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese , finely grated
  • 1 head broccoli , cut into florets only
  • 1 pound linguine , cooked

Toppings:

Instructions

Chicken:

  1. Combine Italian seasoning, vegetable oil, red wine vinegar, dried minced onions and garlic powder in a large airtight plastic bag.
  2. Using a meat tenderizer, pound chicken breasts until they are uniformly thin, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 2-3 smaller pieces.
  3. Marinate in plastic bag for 2-24 hours.
  4. When ready to serve, heat large skillet and coat with cooking spray.
  5. Remove chicken from marinade and discarding any leftover liquid.
  6. Add chicken to the skillet, cooking 4-5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked. You might have to work in batches.
  7. Cut chicken against the grain into strips. Set aside while you make the sauce.

Alfredo Sauce:

  1. Make sure pasta is cooked. It can be cooked ahead of time or in the same pot you intend to make the alfredo sauce.
  2. Place broccoli florets in a large microwave safe bowl or dish. Add 1 cup water. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. Broccoli will be al dente.*
  3. In a large pot (large enough to accommodate all of your pasta) melt butter.
  4. Add garlic, sauteing for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese, whisk until smooth.
  6. Add cooked broccoli florets, tossing to coat.
  7. Add pasta and toss to coat.
  8. Serve pasta in large pasta dishes, divide chicken evenly over pasta dishes.
  9. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, Maldon sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  10. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was.

Recipe Notes

*You can also steam the broccoli on the stovetop using a steamer basket or even boil it. I prefer to microwave it since this is a quick weeknight meal and I try to limit how many dishes I am making dirty.

Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1149 Calories from Fat 585
% Daily Value*
Fat 65g100%
Saturated Fat 41g256%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 633mg28%
Potassium 1081mg31%
Carbohydrates 101g34%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 2775IU56%
Vitamin C 137.5mg167%
Calcium 499mg50%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.