Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1193 Calories
76g Fat
71g Carbs
58g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1193
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 76g 98%
Saturated Fat 38g 188%
Cholesterol 261mg 87%
Sodium 1800mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 58g
Calcium 458mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This rich pasta is comforting and creamy, with a healthy dose of greens to boot. A union of chicken, broccoli, bacon, cream, cheese, and pasta cooked in a single pot, it’s easy-to-make, easy-to-clean. Use cavatappi, a corkscrew-shaped macaroni, for a fun departure from Alfredo sauce’s more common pairing, fettuccine. This meal is an easy family pleaser and budget-friendly.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into bite-size pieces or small tenders
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 strips cooked bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo ingredients

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  2. Heat oil in a large pot over med-high heat.​

    oil in a pot

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  3. Add the chicken and cook it through.

    chicken in a pot

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  4. Add the garlic, bacon, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until the broccoli becomes bright green.

    Add the garlic, bacon, broccoli, salt, and pepper to the chicken in the pot

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  5. Pour in the cream and let come to a low boil.

    cream in the pot with the chicken mixture

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  6. Add the pasta and cheese and stir to completely combine and melt the cheese.

    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo in a pot

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