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2 Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Chicken broccoli alfredo pasta
Oh, for the love of Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta. My kids are in love with this meal, and have been for a very long time. I haven’t shared it with you before because it is embarrassingly simple. (and no, I don’t know why that has stopped me!)

pasta and broccoli cooking on the stove

I cook the pasta and broccoli together, which makes it super fast.

chicken tenders on the stove top

And the chicken tenders brown up quickly.

I call it semi-homemade because I cheat with jarred Alfredo sauce. Choose your favorite brand, or make your own. 

While this is not a one pot meal, it is close. Give it a try and let me know how your family likes it!

2 Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

2 Pot Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A super simple, fast weeknight meal for the busy family.

Ingredients

  • 1# large shell pasta
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1# chicken tenders
  • 1 jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce (I used Newman's Own)
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring 8 to 10 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Wash and chop broccoli.
  3. Add pasta to boiling water. Add chopped broccoli to the pasta water (on top of pasta). Cook until the pasta is al dente and the broccoli is fork-tender.
  4. Meanwhile, add about a tablespoon of oil to a large, deep skillet and heat using medium-high heat.
  5. Add chicken tenders. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. Turn off heat when done and leave in the pan.
  6. Drain pasta and broccoli and add to the skillet with chicken.
  7. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the chicken, broccoli and pasta. Toss to coat thoroughly. You may add a bit of water (or pasta water) to the jar to get most of the sauce out.
  8. Serve!

Notes

I serve this meal with a side of fruit.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 93 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 202mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 4g

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