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Chicken Broccoli Pasta in Alfredo Pasta

Chicken, blanched Broccoli florets and cooked pasta are tossed in a classic alfredo sauce. It is really comforting dish and a perfect family dinner.
Course Main Course, noodles pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo pasta, brocoli pasta, chicken broccoli pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 721kcal
Author Subhasmita

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Uncooked Pasta
  • 1 head Broccoli
  • 300 grams Boneless Chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • ½ tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Flour
  • 1.5 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1.5 cup Pasta Cooking Water
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

Cook Pasta

  • Cook pasta as per package instruction. Make sure the water is seasoned well with salt.
  • Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water to use later.

Making Chicken Broccoli Pasta

  • Cut broccoli to florets. Blanch them in boiling salted water for 1 minute and immediately put them in iced water. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a skillet or a dutch oven heat olive oil. Add chicken, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Saute for 4-5 minutes. Take it out and keep it aside.
  • To the same pan add butter and minced garlic. Saute until the garlic is aromatic.
  • Add flour and saute for another minute until the raw smell of flour is gone. . Make sure the flour doesn't turn brown else it would change the taste and colour of the sauce.
  • Slowly add heavy cream with one hand while continuously stirring with the other hand to avoid any lump.
  • Add 1 cup pasta water(from a total of 1.5 cup), parmesan cheese. Mix to form a smooth sauce.
  • Add cooked pasta, chicken and broccoli florets. Sprinkle nutmeg.
  • Mix everything well. If required add more pasta water to get the desired consistency.
  • Serve with more parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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Notes

  • As pasta cooking water, chicken and parmesan cheese have already salt in it, I didn't add any more salt. You can check the seasoning towards the end and adjust it. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 721kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2122IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 2mg