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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

An easy and comforting dinner the whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets about 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced into thin strips or bite size cubes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup plus 1 tablespoon butter divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 6 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese and extra, for topping (if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for topping (optional)


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.  Add broccoli florets during the last 4 minutes of cook time.  Drain well.
  • While pasta is cooking, season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat (I used a 12 inch skillet).  Add chicken and cook for approximately 6 to 7 minutes (3 to 3 ½ minutes on each side), or until chicken is no longer pink and fully cooked.  Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining ⅓ cup of butter.  Add garlic and sauté (stirring constantly), until fragrant (about 30 seconds).  Add cream cheese cubes and Italian seasoning.  Whisk to smooth out any large lumps.
  • Slowly pour in milk, about ¼ cup at a time, while continuing to whisk.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and whisk or stir well to combine.  Continue to cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired thickness.
  • Remove from heat and add pasta, broccoli and cooked chicken to skillet with sauce.  Toss to coat evenly.  Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Serve sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley, if desired.


If reheating and sauce is too thick, add milk to reach desired consistency.