Creamy Broccoli & Chicken Fettuccini

Creamy Broccoli & Chicken Fettuccini

Ingredients 

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2/3 cup of cream**
  • 2/3 cup of whole milk**
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese 
  • 4-6 cups chopped broccoli**
  • 3 large chicken breast**
  • 1 lb. regular or gluten free fettuccini**
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Add a dash of salt to the water.
  4. If using large chicken breast, cut in half & pound to same thickness. 
  5. Salt & pepper both side of the chicken.
  6. Place chicken on a baking sheet & bake for 30 minutes. 
  7. While chicken is baking, boil the broccoli for 5-7 minutes. 
  8. If you are like me, you like to use minimal pots. Scoop the broccoli out of the pot of water & set aside.
  9. Bring the water back to a boil & cook pasta as directed on package. 
  10. Drain pasta when cooked & rinse with cold water.
  11. Place large pot back on heat & reduce to medium low. 
  12. Add the oil & garlic to the pot & cook for 3-5 minutes.
  13. Add the cream & milk & bring to a boil. WATCH THIS, it will burn!
  14. Right when it starts boiling, reduce to medium low heat & add cheese.
  15. Stir until combined.
  16. Add salt & pepper.
  17. Add the pasta & stir.
  18. Cut the chicken into small pieces, or whatever size you want.
  19. Add the broccoli & chicken & stir.

** Tips

  • I think it would be ok to decrease the cream to 1/3 cup & increase the whole milk to 1 cup. This will decrease the saturated fat.
  • I used 4 cups of broccoli. I think I would add another cup or two to really increase the vegetable content.
  • Use three large chicken breast or 4-5 small chicken breast.
  • Why use gluten free pasta? I find that it has minimal ingredients, usually rice & water. I like that. 

   
  

 

Adapted from juliasalbum.com

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