Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta Recipe

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Penne Pasta Recipe

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.   


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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  I’m happy to share with you our chicken broccoli alfredo recipe! This easy dinner recipe is perfect for the family and ready to eat in 30 minutes.  You can substitute fettuccine noodles for the penne pasta if you want.  I happen to love penne pasta for this recipe because the alfredo sauce seems to make its way into the openings of the penne pasta.


Why You’ll Love This

Chicken alfredo is an Italian dish.  The classic Italian recipe has a homemade alfredo sauce consisting of butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.  I’ve replaced the heavy cream with whole milk but the butter and parmesan cheese are a must.  Adding broccoli to the casserole adds beautiful color and a delicious crunch; however, you could substitute asparagus for the broccoli.


Are you always on the lookout for easy weeknight dinners for the family?  This is one of our favorite kid-friendly dinner recipes.  Even the grandchildren gobble this up!


chicken alfredo with broccoli and penne


Ingredients for Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli 

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  • Cooked, diced chicken breasts or use a whole rotisserie chicken
  • Frozen broccoli florets 
  • Penne pasta 
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved or shredded
  • Whole milk 
  • Butter 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Minced garlic 
  • Basil, dried 
  • Rosemary, dried 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Ingredient Substitutes and Additions

  • You can use leftover turkey instead of chicken.
  • Add sliced sauteed mushrooms.
  • Use asparagus instead of broccoli.
  • Substitute 1 pound cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp for a delicious shrimp alfredo casserole.


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For a fun and delicious change of pace, try my Oven Baked Brats recipe using 1 package of baked and sliced brats as a substitute for the chicken.  DEELICIOUS!!


Do you love pasta recipes?  If so, be sure to check out my Easy Rotel Chicken Spaghetti recipe. It’s a quick and easy dinner recipe that uses rotisserie chicken, rotel tomatoes, and velveeta cheese.


If a beef noodle casserole is on your meal planner, try my Beef Noodle Casserole recipe. It’s filled with ground beef, egg noodles, robust tomato sauce, and a creamy cheesy sauce.


For the ultimate easy lasagna, try my Easy Meat Lasagna Recipe!  Easy homemade lasagna with three layers of lasagna noodles, meat sauce, and lots of creamy ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses.  You’ll love this traditional Italian lasagna recipe!  Easy make-ahead and freezer-friendly, too.


How to Make It

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.


STEP 1:  Cook chicken breasts that have been seasoned with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning, remove from pan and slice or chop.


chicken breasts in pan


STEP 2:  Steam the broccoli per instructions on bag.  Drain.  Chop into smaller pieces if desired.  Set aside.


STEP 3:  Cook the pasta and drain.  I love penne pasta, but I’ve used fettuccine as well.  Set aside.


3 prep bowls pasta chicken broccoli MKS


STEP 4:  Melt butter, add cornstarch, seasonings, and milk in a pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.


homemade alfredo sauce in pan


STEP 5:  Add the chicken, broccoli, pasta, and cheese to the pan and mix well with the alfredo sauce. Pour into a 2-1/2 quart casserole. Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.




STEP 6:  After plating, add additional parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper, if desired.  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.

chicken alfredo with broccoli and penne


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


Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I prefer to use BPA-free glass containers with locking lids.  Check out this 18-piece set of glass food storage containers with locking lids from Bayco, available now on Amazon.


Freezing Leftovers

Yes, this freezes very well!  Be sure to freeze in an airtight container to prevent ice crystals from forming.  When you’re ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then heat in a 350F oven (or heat in the microwave) until piping hot.


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baked chicken alfredo in red bowl

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Chicken breast, broccoli, homemade alfredo sauce, and shaved parmesan cheese baked together for a meal that will become a family favorite.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 342kcal


  • Large Saute Pan
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup(s)
  • large pot for cooking pasta
  • Pasta strainer


  • 8 oz Dry 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 cup 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


  • 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.  
    cooked sauce in pan
  • Stir in chicken, broccoli, pasta, and cheese. Mix well and pour into a casserole. Cover.
    alfredo sauce, chicken, broccoli, and pasta in pan
  • Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until heated well. Top with additional parmesan cheese and fresh parsley, if desired.
    baked casserole


(A)  Use a whole Rotisserie chicken instead of the chicken breasts.  (B) Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (C) Nutritional information is based on the brands that I used.  Different brands may yield different data.  Use a recipe analyzer like to determine exact nutritional data.
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Serving: 9.3oz | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 11.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

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