One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
A one-pot meal is always a great idea for a quick and easy dinner. This One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something delicious and comforting, but don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. It's creamy, cheesy, and packed with tender chicken and nutritious broccoli. Plus, it's all cooked in one pot, which means less clean-up time!
A Personal Story
I love making this One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo for my family, especially during the colder months. It's a recipe that my mom used to make for us when we were kids, and it always brings back fond memories. I've made a few tweaks to the recipe over the years, but the basic concept is still the same. I love how easy it is to customize – sometimes I'll add mushrooms or spinach, depending on what's in my fridge. This recipe is always a hit at the dinner table, and I hope you'll love it too!
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 pound fettuccine pasta
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
- Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the garlic to the pot and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
- Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream, and stir to combine.
- Add the fettuccine and broccoli to the pot, making sure the noodles are fully submerged in the liquid.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted and well combined.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.
This One-Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is a great weeknight dinner option, but it's also perfect for serving at dinner parties or family gatherings. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a larger crowd. Serve it with a side salad or some garlic bread to round out the meal. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.