Quick and Healthy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Quick and Healthy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

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This quick and healthy chicken alfredo with broccolo recipe is a little more healthy than the traditional version

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And chicken and broccoli are an unbeatable combination! 


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


Image titlePhoto credit: Steven Lilly


Ingredients

  • 2 cups of broccoli florets steamed
  • 8 ounces of fettuccine (your choice of pasta - whole wheat, gluten-free, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour (use gluten-free flour to make this a gluten-free dish)
  • 1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain Fage greek yoghurt (non-fat if possible)
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cut into chunks (about 2 cups total)


Image titlePhoto credit: Linda D


Method

  1. Heat a pan with water in it to a boil.  Add your choice of pasta and cook until fully tender according to the pasta's directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium to large sized pan and heat it on medium heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the olive oil and cook until the garlic starts to lightly brown.  Stir frequently to avoid burning the garlic. This usually only takes a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the flour to the pan and whisk it until there are no flour lumps.  Whisk in the chicken broth along with the milk, pepper, nutmeg and yoghurt.
  5. Bring the mixture to a light boil and continue to stir frequently.  Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture has fully thickened.  This will take about 2 or 3 minutes typically. 
  6. Add the parmesan cheese to the mixture.
  7. Lastly, add the cooked chicken and broccoli as well as the cooked pasta to the mixture and stir well. 
  8. Serve with cracked pepper and parmesan cheese if desired.



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