Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is a classic favorite! With a few simple changes, this one is sure to become a family favorite!

Creamy Chicken Alfredo and Broccoli

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is ready in 30 minutes!

The enduring appeal of classic Alfredo sauce lies in its simplicity. 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!

Add a side Caesar Salad to make this a complete meal!

Plated Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo with fresh Parmesan on top

Ingredients:

1 lb. fettuccine noodles, cooked according to package directions*
1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 12-oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
2 tablespoons water

Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup butter
4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and finely minced
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1¼ cups half & half**
½ cup chicken broth
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

*Tip #1: Prepare the fettuccine according to package directions while making the sauce so the noodles are still warm when ready to toss with the other ingredients.

**Tip #2: To prevent curdling, remove half & half from refrigerator when starting this recipe to give it a chance to reach room temperature before adding to the hot saucepan.

Fork over a plate of Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo with noodles wrapped around the tines

Directions:

Prepare broccoli by placing florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. Cooking time will vary depending on individual microwave ovens, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking times accordingly. When finished, drain to remove excess water. Set aside.

Add butter and garlic to a large saucepan and set 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 black pepper, to taste.

Add rotisserie chicken, steamed broccoli, and cooked fettuccine noodles to a large serving bowl. Pour the sauce on top and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Top with chopped parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Yield: 6 Servings

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Put a classic dish on your table in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccine noodles, cooked according to package directions*
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 12-oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons water

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
  • 1¼ cups half & half** 
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

Instructions

Prepare broccoli by placing florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. Cooking time will vary depending on
individual microwave ovens, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking times
accordingly. When finished, drain to remove excess water. Set aside.



Add butter and garlic to a large saucepan and set 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 black pepper, to taste.



Add rotisserie chicken, steamed broccoli, and cooked fettuccine noodles to a large
serving bowl. Pour the sauce on top and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Top with chopped parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

*Tip #1: Prepare the fettuccine according to
package directions while making the sauce so the noodles are still warm when
ready to toss with the other ingredients.



**Tip #2: To prevent curdling, remove half & half from
refrigerator when starting this recipe to give it a chance to reach room
temperature before adding to the hot saucepan.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 814Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 218mgSodium: 1053mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/22/2020

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