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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 470 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 599 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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