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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Photo: Erin Kunkel; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
Total time 30 mins

Serves 6

This recipe turns a beloved pasta dish--rich, creamy Alfredo--into an easy, one-pot endeavor. If you like it saucier, use the larger amount of cream. Sunset reader Wendy Hollingsworth, of Clinton Township, Michigan, shared the recipe.


  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 boned, skinned chicken breast half (14 oz.), cubed
  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 3/4 to 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • About 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 368
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • protein 24 g
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 8.7 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • sodium 235 mg
  • cholesterol 91 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook broccoli until tender and bright green, 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander, leaving water in pot. Add chicken to pot; cook until opaque, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to colander with broccoli.

  2. Cook pasta in same pot of water until just tender to the bite, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta.

  3. Simmer cream, reserved 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup parmesan in same pot over medium heat, stirring often. Add broccoli, chicken, and pasta, stirring to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with additional parmesan on the side.