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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo (30 minute dinner)

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo (30 minute dinner)
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What is it about spring time that is so super crazy! I suppose it has to do with spring sports, end of the year school activities, fresh yard work to be done and that sort of thing, right! On account of the busy-ness that seems to be abundant, I brought along an easy, family pleasing, 30 minute dinner recipe to share with you all today. Just in case a few of you are riding the same crazy train we are.

This Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is loaded with creamy goodness, fresh broccoli, tender chunks of chicken and hearty pasta.

Hope you give it a go!

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo I Jamie Cooks It Up!

Let me show you how to make it happen…

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1. Grab a nice head of broccoli and cut off the ends. Chop the pieces up so they are similar in size. You’ll need about 3-4 cups.

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2. Boil some water and cook a 1 pound box of farfalle (bowtie) noodles according to the package instructions. Be sure to salt the water super well.

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3. Into a large deep skillet melt 4 Tb butter over medium high heat.

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4. Add 4 Tb flour…

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and stir it in completely. Allow it to brown just slightly.

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5. To the butter/flour mixture (otherwise known as the “roux”) add 1 1/2 C chicken broth, 2 1/2 C half and half, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder), 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp oregano and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir it well and allow it to come to a simmer. It will start to thicken up once it bubbles up a bit. Allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Make sure your heat isn’t up too high.

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6. When the pasta is almost done, but still just slightly crunchy add the chopped broccoli. Continue to allow the water to boil until the broccoli is crisp tender. Should only take about 3-4 more minutes.
7. Drain the pasta and broccoli.

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8. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add 1 1/2 C parmesan cheese. Freshly grated will work best, but if you only have pre-grated it will work out fine as well. Give everything a nice stir and allow the cheese to melt.

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9. Add the pasta, broccoli and 2 C cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled chicken would work out great).

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo from Jamie Cooks It Up!

10. Give it a nice stir and serve immediately.

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Enjoy!

Here is the handy printable…

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo (30 minute dinner)

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6-7 servings

Ingredients

1 head fresh broccoli (3-4 C chopped)
1 (1 pound) box farfalle noodles
5 Tb butter
5 Tb flour
1 1/2 C chicken broth
2 1/2 C half and half
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp oregano
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper
1 1/2 C parmesan cheese
2 C chicken, cooked and chopped

Instructions

1. Grab a nice head of broccoli and cut off the ends. Chop the pieces up so they are similar in size. You'll need about 3-4 cups.
2. Boil some water and cook a 1 pound box of farfalle (bowtie) noodles according to the package instructions. Be sure to salt the water super well.
3. Into a large deep skillet melt 5 Tb butter over medium high heat.
4. Add 5 Tb flour and stir it in completely. Allow it to brown just slightly.
5. To the butter/flour mixture (otherwise known as the "roux") add 1 1/2 C chicken broth, 2 1/2 C half and half, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1 tsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder), 1/4 tsp onion powder and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir it well and allow it to come to a simmer. It will start to thicken up once it bubbles up a bit. Allow it to simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Make sure your heat isn't up too high.
6. When the pasta is almost done, but still just slightly crunchy add the chopped broccoli. Continue to allow the water to boil until the broccoli is crisp tender. Should only take about 3-4 more minutes.
7. Drain the pasta and broccoli.
8. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and add 1 1/2 C parmesan cheese. Freshly grated will work best, but if you only have pre-grated it will work out fine as well. Give everything a nice stir and allow the cheese to melt.
9. Add the pasta, broccoli and 2 C cooked chicken.
10. Give it a nice stir. Taste it and add more salt and pepper to your liking.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2015/04/chicken-and-broccoli-alfredo-30-minute-dinner/

Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

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8 Comments

  1. 1
    Janet
    April 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Sounds good but as much as I like broccoli, I can’t eat it. The pain is like labor. TMI I kid you not!! Any other ideas for a vegetable?

    • 2
      Marjorie Oliver
      April 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Maybe zucchini lightly steamed or snow peas would work. Both are mild and gives you a vegetable for the recipe.

    • 3
      Jamie
      May 1, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Janet,
      Asparagus would work out as a great substitute for the broccoli.
      Best of luck!
      ~Jamie

  2. 4
    Marjorie Oliver
    April 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    This was delicious and pretty! Love everything I’ve made from your blog…especially those french onion burgers,now that is the bomb!!!

    • 5
      Jamie
      May 1, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Marjorie,
      So happy you enjoyed this recipe and the French Onion Burgers! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
      All the best,
      ~Jamie

  3. 6
    Amber
    April 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This was a big hit at our house tonight! I ended up using whole milk instead of half and half, but it came out great! This is going into my “good” folder of recipes. 🙂

    • 7
      Amber
      April 29, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      I just noticed that in the printable, in the ingredient list you say 5 tb of butter and flour, but in the instructions you mention 4 tb of each. Just FYI!

      • 8
        Jamie
        May 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

        Amber,
        So happy to hear this recipe worked well for your family! Thanks for letting me know. Also, thanks for catching my mistake in the instructions. 🙂
        All the best,
        ~Jamie

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