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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

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.

Sunset APRIL 2013

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Total: 30 Minutes


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 368
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 8.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Cholesterol: 91mg

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe