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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Skillet
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5 from 4 votes

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Skillet

This Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Skillet is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner idea with a lighter and healthier alfredo sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 527kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 red pepper, diced

Instructions

  • Boil pasta according to package directions. Once pasta is finished cooking and right before draining, add broccoli, stuffing down into water. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 minute or so before draining. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, while pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken and saute for 4-5 min until browned. Remove chicken from pan and wipe clean.
  • Add butter and let melt over med-high heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add flour, and whisk. Add milk 1/2 cup at a time, whisking to combine. Sauce will start to thicken. Add chicken broth after you're finished adding milk. Continue whisking. Add cream, salt and pepper, nutmeg and parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine.
  • Add chicken back into skillet, along with cooked rotini and broccoli. Toss to combine. Add red pepper and stir well. Cook for another 4-5 min until all veggies are softened.
  • Garnish bowls of pasta with red chili flakes, pepper, freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Swap out the broccoli and red pepper for other veggies like zucchini, mushroom or diced tomatoes.
Rotini picks up the sauce best but you can use any pasta noodle of your choice.
Store this pasta in the fridge for up to 5 days then reheat in the microwave. For best results, I suggest storing the chicken, broccoli and sauce then serving with fresh pasta.
Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months in airtight glass containers or freezer-safe Ziploc bags.

Nutrition

Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1421mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 51.2mg | Calcium: 810mg | Iron: 2mg