Family Favorite Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
If you followed our blog post on How To Cook Chicken to Use in Dinner Recipes, then you should have some pre-cooked chicken to use in this delicious Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo dish!
Dinner will be on the table in less than 20 minutes!
Cook the 1 lb. of boneless chicken breast and sprinkle lightly with ranch dressing mix to take this chicken alfredo dish up a few notches.
And if your family is anything like our families, then we know creamy chicken and broccoli alfredo is one of their favorite dinner dishes.
The enduring appeal of classic Alfredo sauce lies in its simplicity. One of our most beloved dishes is also one of our easiest. Featuring a luxurious blend of heavy cream, real butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, traditional Alfredo sauce delivers incredibly rich flavor without a lot of fuss.
This version builds upon the classic ingredients with the addition of rich cream cheese and fresh garlic. In addition, the heavy cream is replaced with a lighter blend of half & half and chicken broth. The results? A creamy, delicious and easy sauce that appears much more complicated than it actually is. This one is sure to become a new family favorite if it’s not already!
- 1 lb. fettuccine noodles cooked according to package directions
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts cooked
- 1 head fresh broccoli use florets only
- 1 cup butter
- 4 cloves fresh garlic peeled and finely minced
- 8 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 1/4 cup half & half not low fat
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- I small bunch fresh parsley chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve
Tip: To prevent curdling, remove half and half from refrigerator when starting this recipe so it is less cold when added to the hot ingredients.
Cook the fettuccine while preparing the sauce so the noodles are still warm when ready to toss with the other ingredients. Add the fresh broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
Add garlic and butter to a saucepan and turn heat to medium. Sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes before adding cream cheese, half & half, and chicken broth. Continue cooking while stirring constantly until cream cheese is completely melted.
Reduce heat to low and continue stirring for about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add chicken, broccoli and cooked fettuccine noodles to a large serving bowl. Add the sauce to the bowl and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Top with chopped parsley and more freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately
You can feel confident that your family will love this Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo!