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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta
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This homemade chicken broccoli alfredo pasta is simple and delicious!  Chicken breast, broccoli, homemade alfredo sauce and shaved parmesan cheese baked together for a meal that will become a family favorite.  This recipe makes 4 large servings or 6 smaller servings if served with a side such as garlic bread or a green salad.   

This may sound odd, but I don’t think I ever ate chicken alfredo until I was grown.  I was truly missing out on a classic, but I’m making up for that now, lol.

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Easy Homemade Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Don’t let the homemade alfredo sauce intimidate you. It’s really easy and only takes a few minutes to make.  It tastes fresher and better than the jar version.  It’s very creamy and blends with the chicken and pasta in the most perfect way.  The recipe calls for frozen broccoli.  I used the steam in bag version and it worked just fine.  Use fresh broccoli if that’s what you prefer. 

Also, for this recipe, I chose to use shaved parmesan instead of shredded, just for a change of pace!  If you’re not a fan of parmesan cheese, try mozzarella.  I love penne pasta, but I’ve used fettuccine as well.  So use your favorite pasta, too.

I hope your family loves this chicken broccoli alfredo dinner as much as we do!  Give it a try and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you!

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken broccoli alfredo, easy chicken dinner, one pot meal
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 oz Penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 10 oz Frozen broccoli florets, steamed per directions
  • 3 cups Chicken breasts, seasoned as desired, cooked and diced
  • 2-1/2 cups Whole milk
  • 1/2 cups Shaved or shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Basil, dried
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary, dried
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in large pan. Stir in cornstarch and seasonings. Add milk. Simmer, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat. Check the flavor and add additional seasonings if needed.  

  2. Stir in chicken, broccoli, pasta, and cheese. Mix well and pour into a casserole. Cover.

  3. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until heated well. Top with additional parmesan cheese if desired.

 

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