Creamy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo; featuring a luxurious blend of heavy cream, butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, traditional Alfredo sauce delivers incredibly rich flavor without a lot of fuss.
Course Main Course
Keyword Pasta, Weeknight
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
1lb.fettuccine noodlescooked according to package directions
1rotisserie chickenmeat removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1head fresh broccoli floretsreserve stalk and stems for another use - or 1 12 oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
4clovesfresh garlicpeeled and finely minced
1¼c.half & halfnot low fat,
salt and pepper to taste
1c.Parmesan cheesefreshly grated
I small bunch fresh parsleychopped
additional freshly grated Parmesan cheeseto serve
Cook the fettuccine while preparing the sauce so the noodles are still warm when ready to toss with the other ingredients.
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 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.