Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
Are you looking for a delicious meal that can be whipped up in a jiffy? Look no further than this Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo recipe. Every time I make this pasta dish, it’s devoured in no time at all! It’s loaded with deliciously seasoned chicken, broccoli florets and a creamy homemade alfredo sauce that’s to die for.
I think we can all agree that the one thing that we’re lacking is time. Time to do anything, time to be able to be everywhere, and time to sit down and figure out what we’re making each night for dinner. Trust me…I’m right there with you.
From keeping track of my own schedule to trying to do the same for everyone in the family, it can all get a little too chaotic and fast-paced at times. And when that happens, figuring out what to make for dinner can be just as stressful.
This is why this chicken broccoli fettuccine alfredo recipe is my go-to dish. Not only does it pack a bunch of taste and flavors, but it’s also one meal that I know I can whip up in no time at all. If you’re looking for an awesome weeknight or weekend meal, this is the one for you.
Easy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Can I use canned chicken in this recipe?
You can. While I’m not a huge fan of canned chicken, I also do know that it’s another great way to save on time. If you really don’t have the time to cook up raw chicken, you can substitute out for the canned chicken easily enough.
Just know that canned chicken usually is more shredded than chunked so that is something that you have to think about as far as texture goes. The flavor might be a little bit different as well but it’s still going to have that core flavor that the recipe provides.
Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?
There is always a way! You’ll need to make certain that the ingredients that you’re using are gluten-free in their own right, but I know for a fact that you can always find noodles at the store that are gluten-free without an issue.
And while we don’t eat gluten-free in our house, let me know what you think after you make it!
What other vegetables could be added to this dish?
If you don’t have broccoli fans in your house, you can swap out for a different vegetable if you like. Peppers, spinach, kale or even carrots could be a super fun addition, too.
And if you’re going to use broccoli, my favorite is to use a head of fresh broccoli as the frozen broccoli can release some excess water into the recipe at times.
How to store leftovers
Leftovers might be a thing for this recipe, but then again, it’s so good there might not be any left! However, if you find that you have leftovers, just store them in the fridge in an airtight container. It should keep for the next couple of days without issues and it’s actually really good warmed up as well.
Serve it with a slice of bread and butter or just heat it up and enjoy!
Are you ready for this delicious recipe? I’m so excited to share it with you!
Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
Here’s all the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious pasta dish.
- Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- Broccoli florets
- Onion, garlic
- Cream cheese
- Heavy cream
- Parmesan cheese
- Fettuccine pasta
- Cajun seasoning
- Oregano, basil, salt, pepper
How To Make Homemade Alfredo Sauce
- In a large skillet over low heat, add butter, cream cheese, onions and garlic. Stir and when almost melted, add heavy cream, stir.
- Next, add oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
- Whisk and cook on low until melted.
- Sprinkle in shredded Parmesan cheese and cook until it thickens up a bit, stirring often (approximately 15 minutes).
- Once desired consistency is obtained, add chicken and add the broccoli to the skillet.
- Simmer for 10-15 minutes then serve over fettuccine pasta.
As you can see, this is a great recipe for the entire family to enjoy. It’s hearty, tasty and full of flavor. And as I mentioned earlier, it’s so good to eat for the next couple of days. You can even whip up a double batch so that you’ve got some extra meal plans for the rest of the week!
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this chicken broccoli fettuccine alfredo recipe. Make certain to share your thoughts and feedback with me!
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- 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
- 1 cup onions, chopped small
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 5 oz block classic Parmesan cheese, shredded (2 cups)
- 16 oz box fettuccine
- 3 cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
Cut chicken breasts into about small pieces (approximately 1/2 inch).
In a large skillet, turn heat to low, melt butter. Add chickenpieces, cajun seasoning and pepper. Stir.
Cook chicken until no longer pink, approximately 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate, set aside.
In the same skillet over low heat, add butter, cream cheese, onions and garlic. Stir and when almost melted, add heavy cream, stir.
Next, add oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
Whisk and cook on low until completely melted.
Sprinkle in shredded Parmesan cheese and cook until it thickens up a bit, stirring often (approximately 10 minutes).
Once desired consistency is obtained, add chicken and broccoli florets. Stir.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes then serve over fettuccine pasta. Enjoy!
Alfredo sauce adapted from my Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
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