This Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo is a delicious easy weeknight dinner. This easy pasta dish is a fan favorite for entertaining!
Homemade Alfredo sauce is the ultimate classic comfort food! It's one of the most popular pasta dishes in the United States, and it's super easy to make at home!
This chicken broccoli Alfredo recipe tastes just like a creamy sauce you'd order at a restaurant. It's creamy, garlicky, and so delicious. It's one of my husband's favorite recipes.
Plus, this recipe is super easy when you already have leftover cooked chicken that you can add to the pasta dish! It will save you time AND use up leftovers! You could even use a shredded rotisserie chicken in this recipe.
This pasta recipe is great for busy weeknights. It's very kid-friendly too.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Delicious - This Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is so delicious. Each bite is packed with flavor that your family will truly love! It's really a perfect dish for the whole family. Great for entertaining too!
Approachable - This recipe is approachable and is easy to make. You only need a few kitchen tools to make this great recipe. This pasta recipe is easy enough to make for a weeknight, but also fancy-feeling enough to make for a date night!
Kid Friendly - This is a great recipe for adults and children!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- Fresh Broccoli Florets - Fresh broccoli will taste best in this broccoli chicken Alfredo. Use fresh over frozen broccoli if you can!
- Fettuccine Pasta - Or any pasta of your choice
- Unsalted butter
- Heavy whipping cream - I recommend using full fat, but you can use reduced fat or fat free if you wish
- Black Pepper
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Chicken breasts - Boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and sliced
Let's make this Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo recipe together!
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions until al dente. Transfer cooked pasta and ½ cup pasta water into a large bowl with tongs. Keep the remaining water in the pot.
Add broccoli florets to the water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Add butter and heavy cream to a large nonstick skillet. Allow butter to melt and simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Add 1 tablespoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and 2 cups parmesan cheese to the large skillet and whisk until cheese is melted.
Add pasta, chicken, and broccoli to the skillet. Stir sauce and toss until combined. Serve with additional parmesan cheese.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious recipe perfect.
Reserve Pasta Water - Don't skip reserving pasta water! This step is crucial and helps bing the Alfredo cheese sauce together with the pasta.
Complete the Meal - Complete the meal with an arugula salad and a glass of white wine!
Utilize Leftovers - I like making this recipe when I have a lot of leftover chicken. It's a great way to use up leftovers without wasting food!
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Large Skillet - You'll want a high quality large skillet with enough room to make the sauce and add the pasta.
Pasta Bowl - I love serving pasta in good quality pasta bowls. They're perfect for a variety of dishes, so they're super versatile!
Fettuccine Noodles - Buying quality pasta online is so easy. This fettuccine is super high quality and you can have it delivered straight to your house!
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Pasta Shape - You can use any pasta shape you'd like in this recipe! I also love this recipe with rotini pasta.
Chicken Variation - You can use chicken thighs, shredded chicken, or even omit the chicken if you prefer.
Protein Substitution - You may substitute chicken for a different protein like grilled shrimp or seared scallops.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chicken and broccoli are delicious in fettuccine Alfredo. This recipe incorporates both of them and is so delicious!
Traditionally, parmesan cheese is used in chicken Alfredo dishes.
The easiest way to cook broccoli for fettuccine Alfredo is by boiling the broccoli in the pasta water! Cook the pasta first, and then instead of draining, cook the broccoli in the remaining pasta water for a few minutes until tender.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight container and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
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Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 lb pasta
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- 2 chicken breasts cooked and sliced
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Transfer pasta and ½ cup pasta water into a large bowl with tongs. Keep the remaining water in the pot.
- 2 Add broccoli florets to the water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- Add butter and heavy cream to a large skillet. Allow butter to melt and simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.
- Add 1 tablespoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, and 2 cups parmesan cheese to the pan and whisk until cheese is melted.
- Add pasta, chicken, and broccoli to the skillet. Toss until combined and serve with additional parmesan cheese.