Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Recipe
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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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What a fast and simple weeknight supper! This lighter take on Alfredo pasta offers all the comforting flavor families long for—but in a reduced-fat meal. Broccoli and whole wheat pasta boost nutrition. Terrie Fontenot - Fresno, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 470 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 599mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 10g fiber), 39g protein


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute chicken until lightly browned. Add garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink and garlic is tender.
  3. Drain pasta mixture; add to the pan. Stir in the Alfredo sauce, cheese and pepper; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Chicken Alfredo in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Very easy to make. Taste very good. I will make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"My whole family enjoyed this and it was very easy to make. I did use fresh broccoli instead of frozen. I rated 4 instead of 5 stars because it was a tiny bit bland. I think next time I'll add a few other spices. Will most definitely add it to our regular list."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Used two cups of bow tie pasta and one 16 ounce jar of alfredo sauce. Creamy good."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"This is very good but where do you find reduced fat alfredo? Why use frozen broccoli when you can use fresh? Very good though"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Couldn't be easier and my husband says this has to go in the regular rotation :) I think that means it's a winner."

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