Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

chicken broccoli alfredo
The Spruce
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings
Ratings (65)

This rich pasta is comforting and creamy, with a healthy dose of greens to boot. A union of chicken, broccoli, bacon, cream, cheese, and pasta cooked in a single pot, it’s easy-to-make, easy-to-clean. Use cavatappi, a corkscrew-shaped macaroni, for a fun departure from Alfredo sauce’s more common pairing, fettuccine. This meal is an easy family pleaser and budget-friendly.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into bite-size pieces or small tenders
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 strips cooked bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over med-high heat.​
  2. Add the chicken and cook it through
  3. Add the garlic, bacon, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until the broccoli becomes bright green.
  4. Pour in the cream and let come to a low boil
  5. Add the pasta and cheese and stir to completely combine and melt the cheese