Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
8 ounces rotini pasta
12 ounces broccoli florets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk, or more, as needed
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:
1.  In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions.
2.  Within the last 2 minutes of cooking time, add broccoli; drain well.
3.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste.
4.  Add to skillet and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Let cool before dicing into
bite-size pieces.
5.  Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
6.  Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
7.  Stir in heavy cream and garlic powder until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
8.  Stir in Parmesan cheese until well combined, about 1 minute. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed.
9.  Stir in pasta, broccoli and chicken. Gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
10. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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