Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

We love alfredo in my house! The rich creamy sauce over pasta makes my mouth water. It has been POURING rain here this past week and I have been making nothing but comfort food. Fall is my absolute favorite time to be in the kitchen. Nothing better than warming up your house through cooking and filling the air with delicious aromas. Nothing screams welcome home to my family better than the smell of a warm cooked meal.

This pasta incorporates so many delicious flavors and ingredients that it is a definite winner when it comes to pleasing the family. It reminds me of my Chicken Broccoli Casserole, but instead of cream cheese it uses a delectable alfredo sauce. Let this dinner be the next meal your family gathers around the table for. There is sure to be smiles all around :)

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta from chef-in-training.com ...This meal is a family favorite! It is seriously SO good!

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
 
This easy dinner is a family favorite! It is SO delicious!
Recipe type: Entrée
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. penne pasta
  • 1½ cups cooked and chopped chicken
  • 1½ cups cooked and lightly chopped broccoli, I steamed some frozen broccoli
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2½ cups fat-free half and half
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. salt, more if needed TT
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook Pasta according to package directions.
  2. Steam broccoli until fork tender. If you are using frozen broccoli, steam according to package's directions.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain water out.
  4. Add cooked and lightly chopped broccoli and cooked and chopped chicken to pasta. Gently toss to evenly distribute ingredients. Dump contents into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  5. Melt butter completely over medium heat in large skillet or pan.
  6. Add flour and stir to form a roux. Allow roux to cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Slowly add fat-free half and half and cook and stir continuously until sauce has thickened.
  8. Remove pan from heat and stir in garlic salt, onion powder, salt and Parmesan cheese until throughly incorporated.
  9. Evenly pour and distribute alfredo sauce over pasta/broccoli/chicken. Gently incorporate all over if needed.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  11. Top with additional parmesan cheese if desired.

Enjoy!

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta from chef-in-training.com ...This meal is a family favorite! It is seriously SO good!

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  1. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    I don't usually like alfredo because it's so heavy, but your version seems much lighter...plus the addition of broccoli totally makes it healthy, right?! ;) This sounds delicious!

  2. ThisBakerGirlBlogs

    Such a beautiful bowl of pasta! Fall is my favourite time to spend in my kitchen, too. And, I'm looking forward to making some of this :)

  3. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

    Steamed broccoli and baby carrots served with chicken alfredo is how I justify the luscious cream sauce. This is a favorite in our house.

  4. Deborah

    Alfredo is my husband's favorite - I think I need to make this for him!

  5. Liz

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

  6. Chels R.

    I could so take a bowl of this right now

  7. Sylvia

    This looks yummy! I also love Alfredo. I'm putting this on my to do list.

  8. Monica

    Today is my eldest sons 18th birthday and in our home you choose the days meals on your birthday. This is what he asked for and it was great! Thank you for making his day, and ours also!

  9. Kat

    Just made this - my husband and I really enjoyed it, thanks so much! I used skim milk instead of half and half and I think next time I might add some turkey bacon in there. Great recipe and very easy.

  10. Teresa

    This is a very heavenly meal.....Thankyou for sharing such a big dish yet Simple recipe....made it for our block party and everyone wanted more. O:-)

  11. Joanne

    I'll be trying this tonight for tea as my kids love pasta I just know there going to love it

  12. Trina

    I think this recipe Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Pasta has some ingredients missing, I think milk comes to mind for the white sauce component.

    1. Chef in Training

      that is the half and half. Half and half is half milk half cream :) Hope that helps and please let me know if you have any more questions.

  13. Cindy Sheets

    Hey! Keep up the good work! I've been enjoying a lot of your recipes! I've tried many and this is one of my favorites. thank you!!

  14. Cyreise

    5

    Nikki...Is the Parmesan powder from the green can or fresh???

  15. Melissa Madrigal

    What about the Chicken, How do you cook the chicken?

  16. Bobbi Jo Wilke

    how many servings are in this recipe?