An alternative to the classic chicken and broccoli alfredo! This lightened up version is just as creamy and delicious as the classic version! You won't be able to tell the difference and you'll get an extra bite or two without feeling too guilty!
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Lightened Up Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

A lightened up way to make your favorite chicken and broccoli alfredo! You won't be able to tell the difference!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 489kcal
Author Julie Wampler

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk any kind
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed into 1-inch cubes (you may prepare this however you want, I just cooked mine in the skillet. You can grill them to give it more flavor, if you wish)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli thawed
  • Fresh grated Parmesan to garnish

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to instructions on box. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, then drain and set pasta aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat up olive oil on medium high heat then add garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, then whisk in the flour, cooking for an additional minute before adding in the chicken broth.
  • Slowly whisk in chicken broth and milk. Then whisk in the Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Turn down the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer until thickened, about 7 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in broccoli and cooked chicken then add pasta to the skillet. Toss to coat entirely. If mixture is too thick, you can add some of the reserved pasta water. If it's fine, you don't have to.
  • Serve hot with grated Parmesan on top!

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Notes

Nutrition Facts
Lightened Up Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g