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Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo is a quick weeknight meal that’s ready in less than 20 minutes using simple pantry ingredients!

Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

Coming home hungry and tired from a trip recently, I hopefully looked into an empty fridge for something to feed the family. No dice. Of course, I had not shopped before we left on our trip, so the fridge was empty.

Thankfully, the pantry was still stocked so I found pasta, sauces and canned meat to feed my hungry peeps. So In just a couple of minutes, a big pot of steaming hot Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo was ready to put on the table.

In about 20 minutes, you can put a hot, fresh meal on the table that your family will love! Serve this tasty pasta dish as is  or add a fresh green salad and crusty bread for a full meal.

If you want to get fancy, shave some Parmesan cheese over the top and add crispy bacon pieces. Or add roasted red peppers for more flavor and color. Any way you serve this, it is just yum!

Try this Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo that's easy enough be enjoyed anytime.

what is pasta alfredo?

Pasta Alfredo is a classic Italian-American dish, but do you know how Pasta Alfredo got it’s name?  The story goes that in 1914 Alfredo di Lelio was trying to make an appetizing dish that would please his pregnant wife. He cooked fettucine noodles and then poured over a sauce he had made from Parmesan cheese and butter. He went on to  open a restaurant in Italy and served this dish.

Later, Alfredo di Lelio came to New York, opened another restaurant, and that is how American’s came to call this dish Alfredo.

Interestingly, in Italy it is “Pasta al Burro”, which means pasta with butter. Only in America, this dish is made with cream instead of butter.

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Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

Easy weeknight meal that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. Chicken and broccoli in a creamy sauce will become a family favorite.
4 from 2 votes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Servings :6
Calories :382
Course :Dinner


  • 15 ounce Pasta Alfredo Sauce jarred
  • 12 oz Broccoli frozen
  • 12.5 ounce chicken breast canned, drained
  • 8 oz spaghetti pasta thin
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk 2%
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning


  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil, when boiling add entire bag of frozen broccoli, cook until water again reachs a rolling boil
  • Add the pasta to the broccoli in the boling water. Cook pasta and broccoli together until pasta is al dente. Drain well.
  • While broccoli and pasta are cooking, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken, breaking up the pieces with wooden spoon.
  • Add Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder to chicken, stir until well combined.
  • Add pasta sauce to chicken mixture, stir and add milk. Heat until steaming, but not boiling.
  • Add drained pasta and broccoli to skillet. Use tongs to toss the pasta with the sauce until the pasta is completely covered with sauce.
  • Serve Immediately.

Chef Tips

Canned Tuna may be substituted for the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 6servingsCalories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 22gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 572mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 471IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Your Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo looks very good, quick, easy and tasty! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  2. Thank you! I know you will enjoy it…Have a great week!

  3. looks good I will have to make it soon!

  4. YUMMY! Thanks for linking up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I referred to your link on by FB feature. Please come again next week and bring another creation. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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