That’s great, Helen! © 2020 Galvanized Media. You can also cut the chicken into cubes and saute them in the skillet until golden brown. Tastes better, like in restaurants! The rich, luxurious and flavorful Alfredo sauce coats the pasta, with juicy morsels of chicken and crisp broccoli and peppers. You can also use rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken for this recipe. Thanks for great recipe! The combination of veggies sounds delicious. Set the chicken aside and cover to keep it warm. ★☆ Just wanted to say thank you for this recipes, I’m doing it for my assignment as university. I will often sprinkle some dry herbs and my favorite chicken seasoning mix on top of the chicken for extra flavor. When the skillet is hot, add the chicken. 2 cloves garlic, chopped The only thing I added was carrots and changed the pasta to spinach fettuccine. By David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding That’s great, Olga. I referenced you in my assignment too. Add the Parmesan cheese and whisk until it melts too. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Season the chicken breast with salt and ground black pepper. ★☆ To make the béchamel, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Traditionally, Alfredo is made strictly with cream and Parmesan. I also like to add some garlic powder for extra flavor. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 1⁄4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables have lightly caramelized. I’m so honored. Still very good. Basically, you’d better be making the sauce as you portion out the pasta and have everyone at the table waiting to eat. Do not bring to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. You’re right, this dish IS so versatile. I’m Olga, a nurse by night, mama and foodie by day. ★☆ I actually PREFER this sauce. If you try flipping it when it’s not browned yet, it will stick to the skillet and tear if you try to force it, so resist the urge. 12 oz whole-wheat fettuccine. Parmigiano-Reggiano, as dictated by the Italian government, comes only from cows from northern Italy and is aged a minimum of 12 months. We ditched the cream and made a basic béchamel sauce with flour, milk, butter, and Parmesan in our version of an Alfredo pasta recipe. I like how you add cream cheese to sauce. Cover the skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 3 minutes, until the broccoli softens. Get the best food tips and diet advice every day. Just made this wit bruschetta my 1 year old approves. This silky, creamy cheese sauce is a popular Italian dish, served as a sauce with pasta and often as a dipping sauce too. This is a perfect dinner for weeknight family meals and also for special occasions because everybody loves it. My modified version of Alfredo sauce has a bit of cream cheese, which keeps the luxurious texture of the sauce but also stabilizes it so you have a bit of leeway. Add some of the pasta water if you want to thin out the sauce. Add the garlic and simmer, whisking often, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until nicely thickened. You can also cut the chicken into about 1 inch pieces and brown it in a skillet. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to deglaze the skillet. If you want it even lighter, nix the mozzerella cheese and use less chicken. Cut the chicken into strips and serve with the broccoli and peppers over the pasta. Share a photo and tag us — we can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta and cook it according to how you like your pasta, al dente, firm or soft. Use the same skillet that you used to cook the chicken. This is a delicious dish and still healthy in its own right. Add the Parmesan cheese and whisk until it melts too. Here are vegetables that pair really well with Alfredo Pasta: Spinach, kale, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, peas, asparagus, grape or cherry tomatoes. If you have family members who will be eating dinner later than the rest of the family, they can still enjoy it just as much. That’s wonderful. Chicken & Vegetable Alfredo Recipe photo by Taste of Home Learn how your comment data is processed. Don’t boil, otherwise the sauce may separate. Stir in the chicken. Pour in about 1/4 cup water or broth. Here are vegetables that pair really well with Alfredo Pasta: Spinach, kale, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, peas, asparagus, grape or cherry tomatoes. I’m glad you liked it. Love your recipes and now am actually enjoying cooking thanks to you Olga. Alfredo On The Lighter Side I love chicken alfredo but I can't eat all the calories that it affords.